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The Resource Company towns in the Americas : landscape, power, and working-class communities, edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara

Company towns in the Americas : landscape, power, and working-class communities, edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara

Label
Company towns in the Americas : landscape, power, and working-class communities
Title
Company towns in the Americas
Title remainder
landscape, power, and working-class communities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Company towns were the spatial manifestation of a social ideology and an economic rationale. The contributors to this volume show how national politics, social protest, and local culture transformed those founding ideologies by examining the histories of company towns in six countries: Argentina (Firmat), Brazil (Volta Redonda, Santos, Fordlândia), Canada (Sudbury), Chile (El Salvador), Mexico (Santa Rosa, Río Blanco), and the United States (Anaconda, Kellogg, and Sunflower City).; Company towns across the Americas played similar economic and social roles. They advanced the frontiers of industrial capitalism and became powerful symbols of modernity. They expanded national economies by supporting extractive industries on thinly settled frontiers and, as a result, brought more land, natural resources, and people under the control of corporations. U.S. multinational companies exported ideas about work discipline, race, and gender to Latin America as they established company towns there to extend their economic reach. Employers indeed shaped social relations in these company towns through education, welfare, and leisure programs, but these essays also show how working-class communities reshaped these programs to serve their needs.; The editors' introduction and a theoretical essay by labor geographer Andrew Herod provide the context for the case studies and illuminate how the company town serves as a window into both the comparative and transnational histories of labor under industrial capitalism
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
307.76/7097
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT121
LC item number
.C66 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dinius, Oliver J.
  • Vergara, Angela
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Company towns
  • Industrialization
  • Social engineering
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Company towns
  • Industrialization
  • Social engineering
  • America
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Communities - Urban Groups
  • Social Sciences
Label
Company towns in the Americas : landscape, power, and working-class communities, edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Company towns in the Americas : an introduction / Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara -- Social engineering through spatial engineering : company towns and the geographical imagination / Andrew Herod -- From company towns to union towns : textile workers and the revolutionary state in Mexico / Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato -- The port and city of Santos : a century-long duality / Fernando Teixeira da Silva -- Whitened and enlightened : the Ford Motor Company and racial engineering in the Brazilian Amazon / Elizabeth Esch -- The making of a federal company town : Sunflower Village, Kansas / Christopher W. Post -- Glory days no more : Catholic paternalism and labor relations in Brazil's Steel City / Oliver J. Dinius -- Borders, gender, and labor : Canadian and U.S. mining towns during the Cold War era / Laurie Mercier -- El Salvador : a modern company town in the Chilean Andes / Eugenio Garcés Feliú and Angela Vergara -- Labor and community in postwar Argentina : the industry of agricultural machinery in Firmat, Santa Fe / Silvia Simonassi
Control code
682614251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q5jtr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682614251
Label
Company towns in the Americas : landscape, power, and working-class communities, edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Company towns in the Americas : an introduction / Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara -- Social engineering through spatial engineering : company towns and the geographical imagination / Andrew Herod -- From company towns to union towns : textile workers and the revolutionary state in Mexico / Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato -- The port and city of Santos : a century-long duality / Fernando Teixeira da Silva -- Whitened and enlightened : the Ford Motor Company and racial engineering in the Brazilian Amazon / Elizabeth Esch -- The making of a federal company town : Sunflower Village, Kansas / Christopher W. Post -- Glory days no more : Catholic paternalism and labor relations in Brazil's Steel City / Oliver J. Dinius -- Borders, gender, and labor : Canadian and U.S. mining towns during the Cold War era / Laurie Mercier -- El Salvador : a modern company town in the Chilean Andes / Eugenio Garcés Feliú and Angela Vergara -- Labor and community in postwar Argentina : the industry of agricultural machinery in Firmat, Santa Fe / Silvia Simonassi
Control code
682614251
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q5jtr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682614251

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