The Ashgate companion to the history of textile workers, 1650-2000

edited by Lex Heerma van Voss, Els Hiemstra-Kuperus, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

This impressive two-volume collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production (from artisan, via putting-out to factory production), and the global picture from pre-industrial times through to the twentieth century. After an introduction, the first part of the book is divided into twenty national studies on textile production over the period 1650-2000. To make them useful tools for international comparisons, each national overview is based on a consistent framework that defines the topics and issues to be treated in each chapter. The countries described have been selected to include the major historic producers of woollen and cotton fabrics, and the diversity of global experience, an include not only European nations, but also Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Uruguay and the USA. The second part of the book consists of twelve comparative papers on topics including globalization and trade, organization of production, space, identity, workplace, institutions, production relations, gender, ethnicity and the textile firm. These are based on the national overviews and additional literature, and will help apply current interdisciplinary and cultural concerns to a subject traditional viewed largely through a social and economic history lens. Whilst offering a unique reference source for anyone interested in the history of a particular country's textile industry, the true strength of this project lies in its capacity of international comparison. By providing global comparative studies of key textile industries and workers, both geographically and thematically, this book provides a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of a major element of the world's economy. This allows historians to challenge many of the received ideas about globalisation, highlighting how, for instance, global competition for lower production costs is by no means a uniquely modern issue, and has long been a feature of textile production for much of the last 350 years. As such, this collection will be welcomed by all scholars engaged in the history of the textile industry and international trade.

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  • Part 1 Introduction: Choices in covering the world, Els Hiemstra-Kuperus, Lex Heerma van Voss and Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk.
  • Part 2 National Histories of Textile Workers: Textile production in Argentina, 1650-2000, Mirta Zaida Lobato
  • Austria and Czechoslovakia: the Habsburg monarchy and its successor states, Andrea Komlosy
  • Brazil: the origin of the textile industry, Roberta Marx Delson
  • China, Robert Cliver
  • Denmark: the textile industry and the formation of modern industrial relations, Lars K. Christensen
  • Egyptian textile workers: from craft artisans facing European competition to proletarians contending with the state, Joel Beinin
  • The German wool and cotton industry from the 16th to the 20th century, Dietrich Ebeling, Marcel Boldorf, Stefan Gorissen, Michael Mende, Anke Sczesny and Michaela Schmolz- Haberlein
  • Great Britain: textile workers in the Lancashire cotton and Yorkshire wool industries, Alan Fowler
  • The long globalization and textile producers in India, Tirthankar Roy
  • The Italian textile industry, 1600-2000: labour, sectors and products, Giovanni Luigi Fontana, Walter Panciera and Giorgio Riello
  • Japan, Janet Hunter and Helen Macnaughtan
  • Mexican textile workers: from conquest to globalization, Jeffrey Bortz
  • The Netherlands, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Lex Heerma van Voss and Els Hiemstra-Kuperus
  • Poland, Piotr Franaszek
  • The cotton textile industry in Russia and the Soviet Union, Dave Pretty
  • Spain, Angel Smith, Carles Enrech, Carme Molinero and Pere Ysas
  • The Ottoman empire, 1650-1922, Donald Quataert
  • Turkey, 1922-2003, Lisa A. Seidman
  • The evolution of the Uruguayan textile industry, Maria Magdalena Camou and Silvana Maubrigades
  • USA: shifting landscapes of class, culture, gender, race, and protest in the American Northeast and South, Mary H. Blewett.
  • Part 3 International Comparisons: Global trade and textile workers, Prasannan Parthasarathi
  • Proto-industrialization and industrialization and 'modernity' in a global perspective, Donald Quataert
  • The textile firm and the management of labour, Arthur McIvor
  • Spatial division of labour, global interrelations, and imbalances in regional development, Andrea Komlosy
  • How will we get our workers? Ethnicity and migration of global
  • textile workers, Roberta Marx Delson
  • Work floors under tension. Working conditions and international competition in textiles, Peter Scholliers
  • Gender and the global textile industry, Janet Hunter and Helen Macnaughtan
  • Investigating identities within the global textile workforce, Mary H. Blewett
  • Institutions in textile production: guilds and trade unions, Lars K. Christensen
  • Covering the world: some conclusions to the project, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Lex Heerma van Voss and Els Hiemstra-Kuperus
  • Index.

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書名 The Ashgate companion to the history of textile workers, 1650-2000
著作者等 Heerma van Voss, Lex
Meerkerk Elise van Nederveen
Nederveen Meerkerk Elise van
Hiemstra-Kuperus Els
シリーズ名 Ashgate companion
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2010
ページ数 xxiii, 836 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780754664284
NCID BB02045077
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス