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Disability in the Industrial Revolution

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Book Series: Disability History ISBN: 9781526125774 Year: Pages: 241 DOI: 10.9760/9781526125774 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 095948/Z/11/Z
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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The Industrial Revolution produced injury, illness and disablement on a large scale and nowhere was this more visible than in coalmining. Disability in the Industrial Revolution sheds new light on the human cost of industrialisation by examining the lives and experiences of those disabled in a sector that was vital to Britain’s economic growth. Although it is often assumed that industrialisation led to increasing marginalisation of people with impairments, disabled mineworkers were expected to return to work wherever possible, and new medical services developed to assist in this endeavour. Using a rich and innovative mix of sources ranging from official reports to autobiographies, this book examines disability and its consequences in the coalfields of Scotland, north east England and south Wales. It explores how working conditions, the organisation of labour, and employer attitudes affected the ability of impaired miners to find employment, and charts the multifaceted responses to disablement, ranging from health and safety regulations to welfare programmes. Recognising that experiences of disability extended beyond the world of work, the book discusses the family, community and cultural lives of disabled mineworkers. It shows how disability played an important role in industrial relations and shaped class identity. In the process, it presents a new history of disability and the Industrial Revolution, one that shows how disabled people contributed to Britain’s industrial development, and demonstrates how concerns about disability shaped responses to industrialisation.

Energieeffizienz durch Planung betriebsübergreifender Prozessintegration mit der Pinch-Analyse

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ISBN: 9783866448834 Year: Pages: XIV, 379 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000028840 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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In der Arbeit wird ein Ansatz zur Planung und Bewertung der Weiternutzung von Prozesswärme über Betriebsgrenzen hinweg auf Basis der Pinch-Analyse entwickelt. Er besteht aus einer Minimierung der Gesamtkosten inklusive der Parameter Entfernungen und Ausfallrisiken, zusätzlich wird eine faire Aufteilung der Einsparungen diskutiert. Die Methodik wird auf ein Fallbeispiel angewendet, daneben werden die allgemeinen Rahmenbedingungen und Hemmnisse der außerbetrieblichen Abwärmenutzung untersucht.

Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

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ISBN: 9780520288782 9780520963603 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.19 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Law --- Sociology
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Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as restaurants, retail, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. Despite the challenges they face, these workers do seek justice. Why and how do they come forward,and what happens once they do? Based on extensive fieldwork in Northern California, Shannon Gleeson investigates the array of gatekeepers with whom workers must negotiate in the labor standards enforcement bureaucracy and, ultimately, the limited reach of formal legal protections. Gleeson also tracks how workplace injustices—and the arduous process of contesting them—have long-term effects on their everyday lives. Workers sometimes win, but their chances are precarious at best.

The Wages Crisis in Australia

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ISBN: 9781925261769 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.20851/ilm-1 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Law
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This edited volume of chapters resulted from an international conference held at the University of Adelaide in July 2016 under the same title to explore the multifaceted concept of ʿilm in Islam — its agency and manifestations in the connected realms of science, religion, and the arts. The aim is to explore the Islamic civilisational responses to major shifts in the concept of ‘knowledge’ that took place in the post-mediaeval period, and especially within the context of the ‘early modern’. It asserts that the true value of knowledge lies in its cross-civilisational reach, as when the development of knowledge in pre-modern Islam exerted profound changes onto the Europeans, whose resurgence in the early modern period has in turn forced massive changes onto the Islamic worldview and its systems of knowledge. Now the landscape of knowledge has significantly changed, the Muslim mind, which has been historically calibrated to be particularly sensitive towards knowledge, can and should open to new horizons of knowing where science, religion, and art can meet again on freshly cultivated and intellectually fertile grounds.

The Changing Economic Geography of Globalization

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Global Competition ISBN: 9780203000403 9780415353984 9780415646482 9781134259328 9781134259311 9781134259274 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203000403 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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The process of globalization has had profound, often destabilizing, effects on space, at all levels (i.e. local, regional, national, international). This revealing book analyzes, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of globalization over space. It considers, through a dialogue among different paradigms, the ways in which space has become more important in the global economy. Globalization has been advocated as a way of shrinking time and space which will lead to a homogenized global market; a suggestion challenged in differing ways and with a variety of approaches by all the contributors to this volume. Leading authorities from a range of disciplines are represented amongst this impressive list of contributors, including Eric Sheppard, Bjørn Asheim, Richard Walker and Peter Swann. The chapters demonstrate persuasively the continuing, and even increasing, role of space in the global economy, and throughout, the book covers viewpoints from the fields of: international political economy economic geography regional and local economics. This impressive volume, which contains a selection of the best in contemporary scholarship, will be of interest to the international arena of academicians, policy makers and professionals in these or related fields.

Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

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Book Series: Women's and Gender History ISBN: 9780203993668 9781857281880 9781138978669 9781135369279 9781135369262 9781135369224 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203993668 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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This book is intended for undergraduate courses on modern British history, women's history, courses on family, sexuality and childhood. Women's studies, history of education, sociology.

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industrial --- schools --- national --- vigilance --- association --- day --- residential --- school --- magdalene --- asylum

Partnership at Work

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Book Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations ISBN: 9780203506370 9780415304344 9780415511124 9780415650694 9781134408429 9781134408412 9781134408375 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203506370 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management
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The partnership established between the Irish Airports Authority and its trade unions in the mid-1990s was groundbreaking in promoting union and staff involvement in all aspects of company decision-making. This book charts the progress, achievements and obstacles faced by the partnership based on full access to the partners, documents, observations on how the partnership functioned and three surveys of the company's workforce.

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industrial --- relations --- duty --- free --- sales --- dublin --- airport --- shop --- stewards --- aer

Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia ISBN: 9780203986660 9780415299220 9780415408660 9781134424313 9781134424306 9781134424269 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203986660 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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There are competing theories to explain the reasons behind the international competitiveness of manufacturing in Asia. Analysing these different theories will bring important lessons, not just for Asia, but for developing economies the world over. This lucid book studies industries and firms in East Asia and examines the major determinants of their economic performance. With contributions from such leading thinkers as Ha-Joon Chang and Rajah Rasiah, the book covers such themes as: *industrial policy and East Asia *Taiwan's information technology industry *The role of the government in technological capability building Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia touches on many important themes and issues and as such will be of great interest to students, academics and policy-makers involved in industrial economics, international trade and Asian studies.

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siam --- cement --- taiwans --- information --- technology --- industry --- jewellery --- eam --- study --- industrial

Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy ISBN: 9780203478691 9780415341165 9780415648080 9781134296491 9781134296484 9781134296446 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203478691 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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This new collection critically examines the new global policy of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of aid policy and development thinking has been the subject of too little analysis to date. This book redresses the balance. It places the prefix 'good', and exactly what that means, under the microscope and examines the impact of neoliberal governance in a wide range of countries and territories, including Chile, Russia, Argentina and Indonesia.

Economic Geography

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Economic Geography ISBN: 9780203020258 9780415367844 9781138867154 9781134208784 9781134208777 9781134208739 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203020258 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Business and Management --- Economics
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The impact of economic geography both within and beyond the wider field of geography has been constrained in the past by its own limitations. Drawing together the work of several eminent geographers this superb collection assesses the current state of knowledge in the sub discipline and its future direction. In doing so, the contributors show how economic geographers have offered explanations that affect places and lives in the broader context of the global economy. Offering a discussion of theoretical constructs and methodologies with the purpose to show the need to combine different approaches in understanding spatial (inter) dependencies, contributors also demonstrate the need to engage with multiple audiences, and within this context they proceed to examine how geographers have interfaced with businesses and policy. This excellent collection moves economic geography from a preoccupation with theory towards more rigorous empirical research with greater relevance for public policy. With excellent breadth of coverage, it provides an outstanding introduction to research topics and approaches.

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doreen --- massey --- regional --- science --- quantitative --- revolution --- industrial --- district --- michael --- storper

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