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The changing landscape of labor [electronic resource] : American workers and workplaces / photographs by Michael Jacobson-Hardy ; essays by John T. Cumbler and Robert E. Weir ; foreword by Bruce Laurie.

By: Jacobson-Hardy, Michael, 1951-.
Contributor(s): Cumbler, John T | Weir, Robert E, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 153 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585083320 (electronic bk.); 9780585083322 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Labor -- New England -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | Manual work -- New England -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | Working class -- New England -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | Factories -- New England -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | Documentary photography -- History | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Changing landscape of labor.DDC classification: 331.2/0974 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
From bolts of cotton to hamburgers: the deindustrialization of New England / John T. Cumbler -- Objectives and subjectivities: the ambiguities of documentary photography / Robert E. Weir -- Photographs and interviews with industrial workers / Michael Jacobson-Hardy.
Summary: The book documents, through photographs and words, the changing world of manual labor in late twentieth-century New England. In addition to depicting the physical environment in which industrial production occurs, the volume gives visibility and voice to the workers themselves - the women and men whose lives have been affected most directly by recent social and economic transformations. Although the focus is on New England, the issues addressed are relevant to the United States as a whole.Summary: The Changing Landscape of Labor features more than fifty black-and-white photographs contrasting the work environments of such traditional industries as paper and textile mills, foundries, and shipyards with such newer, high-technology industries as computer manufacturing and aircraft production. Accompanying these images are excerpts from interviews with workers.Summary: Essays on the process of deindustrialization and the tradition of documentary photography place the photographs and personal testimony in a broader historical and cultural context.
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The book documents, through photographs and words, the changing world of manual labor in late twentieth-century New England. In addition to depicting the physical environment in which industrial production occurs, the volume gives visibility and voice to the workers themselves - the women and men whose lives have been affected most directly by recent social and economic transformations. Although the focus is on New England, the issues addressed are relevant to the United States as a whole.

The Changing Landscape of Labor features more than fifty black-and-white photographs contrasting the work environments of such traditional industries as paper and textile mills, foundries, and shipyards with such newer, high-technology industries as computer manufacturing and aircraft production. Accompanying these images are excerpts from interviews with workers.

Essays on the process of deindustrialization and the tradition of documentary photography place the photographs and personal testimony in a broader historical and cultural context.

From bolts of cotton to hamburgers: the deindustrialization of New England / John T. Cumbler -- Objectives and subjectivities: the ambiguities of documentary photography / Robert E. Weir -- Photographs and interviews with industrial workers / Michael Jacobson-Hardy.

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