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Company Towns: Corporate Order and Community by Neil White PDF

By Neil White

Company cities are frequently portrayed as powerless groups, essentially depending on the skin effect of worldwide capital. Neil White demanding situations this interpretation by means of exploring how those groups have been altered on the neighborhood point via human company, missteps, and probability. faraway from being homogeneous, those corporation cities are proven to be precise groups with both targeted histories.

Company Towns offers a multi-layered, foreign comparability among the improvement of 2 settlements—the mining group of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, and the mill city of nook Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. White pinpoints an important adjustments among the cities' studies by means of contrasting every one region's histories from a variety of perspectives—business, city, labour, civic, and socio-cultural. Company Towns additionally uses a large number of formerly ignored oral background assets and city files, offering an illuminating portrait of divergence that defies efforts to impose constitution at the corporation city phenomenon.

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