Constant Turmoil

The Politics of Industrial Life in Nineteenth-century New England

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Author: Mary H. Blewett

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558492394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

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PART NARRATIVE, part analysis, this book reconstructs the complex history of the southeastern New England textile industry during the nineteenth century. Mary H. Blewett takes a fresh look at the process of industrialization from the point of view of management as well as labor and reinterprets the struggle between the two in terms of class, culture, and power. Highlighting the role of contingency and human agency in the shaping of historical events, she traces the efforts of the legendary Borden family and their allies not only to build their own private empire but to dominate the national market in print cloth. At the same time, she examines the shifting fortunes of a labor force striving to accommodate newly arrived immigrants, adapt to new technologies, and contest the control of the mill owners. Blewett has been a pioneer in analyzing the role of gender in industrialization, and this book carries that work forward. She shows how changing meanings of manhood and womanhood, nationality and race altered the course of American labor politics, as immigrant workers from Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Quebec brought their own political and cultural traditions into the New England mills. What emerges is a richly textured tale involving business scoundrels, high-minded reformers, radical agitators, sober-minded accommodationists, and assertive women activists -- all engaged in a dynamic political struggle to control the destiny of an industry that would not survive the next century.

Transcending Turmoil

Survivors of Dysfunctional Families

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Author: Donna F. LaMar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 148995970X

Category: Psychology

Page: 299

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The Yankee Yorkshireman

Migration Lived and Imagined

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Author: Mary H. Blewett

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Understanding migration through the lives and fiction of migrant workers in New England

The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650–2000

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Author: Els Hiemstra-Kuperus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044282

Category: History

Page: 860

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This impressive 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, 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 included the major historic producers of woollen and cotton fabrics, and the diversity of global experience, and 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 ten 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 traditionally 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 globalization, for instance, highlighting how global competition for lower production costs is by no means a uniquely modern issue, and has b

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded)

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems

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Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1101904984

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough bestseller, neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life. To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) To curb anger: Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises You'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with.

Sailor's Psychology:

A Methodology on Self-Discovery Through the Tale of a Semite in the Squall

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Author: Chester Litvin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475905595

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

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Our identity is an indication of how we feel about ourselves and how others feel about us; it is an important part of our existence. Our psyche is like a mirror trying to re?ect the world around us, but what we are seeing in our mirror is not an exact replica of our surroundings. In Sailors Psychology, author Dr. Chester Litvin explores a host of issues relating to human psychology and existence. Drawing on cultural insight, Litvin, a psychotherapist, uses a sailors analogy to discuss the human voyage to ?nd the selfto know who we are and accept it. Sailors Psychology examines the human spirit through a thorough discussion of splitting from the self; splitting in the child; looking for meeting; meetings with the self; meetings with fragments; and meetings after restructurings. In Sailors Psychology, Litvin shows that when our psyche becomes whole we are ready for dialogs and real meetings, which are the true goals of our life.

Essays on the Sociology of Perception

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Author: Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134557507

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.

A Map of Home

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Author: Randa Jarrar

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590513274

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's last flight to Texas. Nidali mixes humor with a sharp, loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family, and this perspective keeps her buoyant through the hardships she encounters: the humiliation of going through a checkpoint on a visit to her father's home in the West Bank; the fights with her father, who wants her to become a famous professor and stay away from boys; the end of her childhood as Iraq invades Kuwait on her thirteenth birthday; and the scare she gives her family when she runs away from home. Funny, charming, and heartbreaking, A Map of Home is the kind of book Tristram Shandy or Huck Finn would have narrated had they been born Egyptian-Palestinian and female in the 1970s. From the Hardcover edition.

Grounded

Reagan and the PATCO Crash

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Author: Michael Round

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317733819

Category: History

Page: 144

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

How We Are

Book One of the How to Live Trilogy

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Author: Vincent Deary

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374713219

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend We live in small worlds. How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy, a profound and ambitious work that gets to the heart of what it means to be human: how we are, how we break, and how we mend. In Book One, How We Are, we explore the power of habit and the difficulty of change. As Vincent Deary shows us, we live most of our lives automatically, in small worlds of comfortable routine—what he calls Act One. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, so for the most part we avoid it. But inevitably, from within or without, something comes along to disturb our small worlds—some News from Elsewhere. And with reluctance, we begin the work of adjustment: Act Two. Over decades of psychotherapeutic work, Deary has witnessed the theater of change—how ordinary people get stuck, struggle with new circumstances, and finally transform for the better. He is keenly aware that novelists, poets, philosophers, and theologians have grappled with these experiences for far longer than psychologists. Drawing on his own personal experience and a staggering range of literary, philosophical, and cultural sources, Deary has produced a mesmerizing and universal portrait of the human condition. Part psychologist, part philosopher, part novelist, Deary helps us to see how we can resist being habit machines, and make our acts and our lives more fully our own.