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Company Towns : Corporate Order and Community / Neil White.

Author/Creator:
White, Neil author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Community life -- Case studies.
Company towns -- Case studies.
Corporations -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Resource-based communities -- Case studies.
Local subjects:
DISCOUNT-B. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Company towns are often portrayed as powerless communities, fundamentally dependent on the outside influence of global capital. Neil White challenges this interpretation by exploring how these communities were altered at the local level through human agency, missteps, and chance. Far from being homogeneous, these company towns are shown to be unique communities with equally unique histories.Company Towns provides a multi-layered, international comparison between the development of two settlements-the mining community of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, and the mill town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. White pinpoints crucial differences between the towns' experiences by contrasting each region's histories from various perspectives-business, urban, labour, civic, and socio-cultural. Company Towns also makes use of a sizable collection of previously neglected oral history sources and town records, providing an illuminating portrait of divergence that defies efforts to impose structure on the company town phenomenon.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Chapter One. 'The Old Order Changeth': Industrial Development at Corner Brook
Chapter Two. 'Worth Dominating?' Industrial Development at Mount Isa
Chapter Three. 'Praying for a Conflagration': Planned and Fringe Towns
Chapter Four. Collaborators, Communists, and Casanovas? Labour at Corner Brook and Mount Isa
Chapter Five. 'If I had to get a factory job I'd be fired': Civic Life and Resident-Company Negotiation
Chapter Six. 'Personal Relationships and Private Worlds'? Structures of Feeling in Company Towns
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781442695764
OCLC:
1004872611
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442695764 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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