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Liberia, Firestone, and the End of Slavery as a Political Cause: Between the Weak State and the Unruly Corporation 1926–1934

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Chapter 3 chronicles the interwar case of the Firestone Company in Liberia against the backdrop of the League of Nations’ Slavery and Forced Labour Conventions of 1926 and 1934. While Liberia differs ... More


Regulating the Female Body

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter sets the history of abortion law this in the context of feminist critique, exploring the significance of access to abortion for women’s lives and the gendered structure of society. It ... More


The Tropical Cost of the Automotive Age: Corporate Rubber Empires and the Rainforest

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is concerned with the rubber industry. It reveals that rubber can be commercially grown either on vast one-crop plantations or as the primary cash-earning commodity on multicrop ... More


Empathy and Objectivity: Health Education through Corporate Publicity Films

Kirsten Ostherr

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter compares the ideological work done by two public health films: Medicine in the Tropics produced in 1948 by Lewis Sound Films for the Firestone Plantations Company, and Medicine of ... More


History and Society

Christine Cheng

in Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Beginning with the troubled relationship between the freed slaves from America (Americo-Liberian Settlers), this chapter traces how a history of discrimination and ingrained social inequality ... More


Consciousness-Raising: Social Groups and Change

Tabatha Leggett

in Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190072919
eISBN:
9780190072957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072919.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines consciousness-raising as a means of challenging oppression. Bringing the #MeToo movement into contact with first-person accounts and criticisms of the radical feminist ... More


Merchant Capitalists

Robert B. Gordon

in A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128185
eISBN:
9780197561393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128185.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Bloomery forges could not produce cast items such as hollowware, potash kettles, or the hammerheads and anvil bases artisans needed for their forges. With a blast furnace, an ironmaker could both ... More


“The Red Lion Roars Again”: The Fairness Doctrine, the Democratic National Committee, and the Election of 1964

Paul Matzko

in The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, leadership of the counter–Radio Right censorship campaign passed to the Democratic National Committee (DNC). DNC Chairman John Bailey recruited operative ... More


The Revolutionary Act: A Dialectic of Sex/Gender in The Female Man

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her novel The Female Man, Joanna Russ partially shares the radical materialist feminist premise that positions women as a sex-class in a dual system of oppression created by patriarchy and ... More


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