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The Resource Working men's bodies : work camps in Britain, 1880-1940, John Field

Working men's bodies : work camps in Britain, 1880-1940, John Field

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Working men's bodies : work camps in Britain, 1880-1940
Title
Working men's bodies
Title remainder
work camps in Britain, 1880-1940
Statement of responsibility
John Field
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's work camp systems have never before been studied in depth. Highly readable, and based on thorough archival research and the reminiscences of those involved, this fascinating book addresses the relations between work, masculinity, training and citizen service. The book is a comprehensive study, from the labour colonies of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain to the government instructional centres of the 1930s. It covers therapeutic communities for alcoholics, epileptics, prostitutes and mental defectives, as well as alternative communities founded by socialists, anarchists and nationalists in the hope of building a new world. It explores residential training schemes for women, many of which sought to develop 'soft bodies' fit for domestic service, while more mainstream camps were preoccupied with hardening male bodies through heavy labour. Working men's bodies will interest anyone specialising in modern British history, and those concerned with social policy, training policy, unemployment, and male identities.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Field, John
Dewey number
331.10941
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work camps
  • Work camps
  • Labor supply
  • Labor supply
  • Working class men
  • Working class men
  • Human body
  • Human body
Label
Working men's bodies : work camps in Britain, 1880-1940, John Field
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Colonising the land 2. We work amongst the lowest stratum of life: the early labour colonies 3. Labour colonies and public health 4. Alternative living in the English countryside: utopian colonies 5. The landless man to the manless land: labour colonies and the Empire 6. Save our young people from a kind of dry rot: compulsion and the Labour government, 1929<U+0127> �1931 7. Incremental growth: Instructional Centres under the National Government 8. Light green uniforms, white apron and caps: training unemployed women 9. Camps as social service and social movement 10. Down with the Concentration Camps! Opposition and protest Conclusion <U+0127> � Understanding work camps: memory and context Index
Control code
FIEb17679485
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780719087684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849248320
Label
Working men's bodies : work camps in Britain, 1880-1940, John Field
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Colonising the land 2. We work amongst the lowest stratum of life: the early labour colonies 3. Labour colonies and public health 4. Alternative living in the English countryside: utopian colonies 5. The landless man to the manless land: labour colonies and the Empire 6. Save our young people from a kind of dry rot: compulsion and the Labour government, 1929<U+0127> �1931 7. Incremental growth: Instructional Centres under the National Government 8. Light green uniforms, white apron and caps: training unemployed women 9. Camps as social service and social movement 10. Down with the Concentration Camps! Opposition and protest Conclusion <U+0127> � Understanding work camps: memory and context Index
Control code
FIEb17679485
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780719087684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849248320

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