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The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe : Rewriting Histories - Lenard R. Berlanstein

The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe

Rewriting Histories

By: Lenard R. Berlanstein (Editor)

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Published: 5th November 1992
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The Industrial Revolution is a central concept in conventional understandings of the modern world, and as such is a core topic on many history courses. It is therefore difficult for students to see it as anything other than an objective description of a crucial turning-point, yet a generation of social and labour history has revealed the inadequacies of the Industrial Revolution as a way of conceptualizing economic change. This book provides students with access to recent upheavals in scholarly debate by bringing a selection of previously published articles, by leading scholars and teachers, together in one volume, accompanied by explanatory notes. The editor's introduction also provides a synthesis and overview of the topic. As the revision of historical thought is a continual process, this volume seeks to bring the reinterpretation of such debates as working-class formation up to the present by introducing post-structuralist and feminist perspectives.

Editor's Prefacep. vii
General Introductionp. xi
Rethinking the Industrial Revolutionp. 1
The Present and the Past in the English Industrial Revolution, 1880-1980p. 3
Mechanization and Hand Labour in Industrializing Britainp. 26
Social Change in Modern Europe: the Big Picturep. 44
Work Experiences and Protestp. 61
Women's Work and Industrializationp. 63
Patterns of Proletarianizationp. 81
Drink and Industrial Discipline in Nineteenthcentury Germanyp. 102
The Making of a Working Classp. 125
The Limits of Labour Protestp. 127
Uneven Development, the Autonomy of Politics and the Radicalization of Workersp. 148
On Language, Gender and Working-Class Historyp. 163
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 176
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ISBN: 9780415070539
ISBN-10: 0415070538
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 5th November 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1