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Enduring Conflicts and Elusive Consensus

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The contrast between an urbanizing and industrializing society and an enduring peasant and artisan population is emphasized, while the business-political elite networks achieved maximum power by the ... More


Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Maria Misra

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a study of the political and economic activities of an important group of British businessmen in India between 1850 and 1960. Though denounced by Indian ... More


Conclusion

Maria Misra

in Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of British managing agency houses in India in the twentieth century is one of an increasing failure to adapt to change. The firms' ... More


Searching for Protection

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

A variety of actors operate in the market for protection in Russia, and in order to establish how they interact with each other and with their clients/victims, this chapter and the next present an ... More


The Contract and the Services

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

A variety of actors operate in the market for protection in Russia, and in order to establish how they interact with each other and with their clients/victims, Chs 4 and 5 present an in-depth study ... More


Daily Lives and Professional Expectations

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

If Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts had ever shared the same shack (in fact, they never met and were probably unaware of each other's existence), there would have been every chance that at any ... More


Entrepreneurial Culture and the Culture of Entrepreneurs

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After examining different senses in which the concepts of the enterprise culture and the industrial spirit have been employed it is argued that the version that portrays the single-minded pursuit of ... More


Consumption, Culture, and the ‘Unenterprising’ Businessman

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Martin Wiener argued that when businessmen became ‘detached from the single-minded pursuit of production and profit’ they became unenterprising, inefficient, and unsuccessful. This chapter tests this ... More


Gentlemanly Values, Education, and the Industrial Spirit

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It has been strongly maintained, most influentially by Corelli Barnett and Martin Wiener, that public schools and the older universities carry a heavy responsibility for the disappointing performance ... More


Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and a team of black Jews called the Belleville ... More


Introduction

Maria Misra

in Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the scope of the arguments raised in the book’s study of business, race, and politics in India. This study argues that ... More


Party Politics and Decolonization: The Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa 1951-1964

Philip Murphy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205050
eISBN:
9780191676475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205050.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book explores the relationship between Conservative Party politics and British colonial policy in tropical Africa during the unbroken period of Conservative government from 1951 to 1964. Based ... More


Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the post-war experiences of James B. Griffin. He became so concerned about making a postwar living because his house was burned, his landholdings were greatly reduced and he ... More


Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

David J. Jeremy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This is a study of the relationship between capitalism and Christianity in twentieth-century Britain. The author examines the collective biographies of three business Élites in order to explore ... More


Introduction

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of sceptical and hostile views towards new-rich tradesmen during the late 18th century. From the 1760s, treatises explaining the decline of empires ... More


Merchants, Gentility and Christian Conduct

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the second half of the 18th century, very particular reinterpretation of ‘taste’ and ‘vulgarity’ supported literary attacks on men of trade. At the same time, many writers sought to protect ... More


Defending Trade in the Provinces: The Gentleman Merchant and Mrs Gomersall of Leeds

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the attitudes towards business and businessmen in the town of Leeds, with particular attention to the works of Anna Gomersall. Mrs Gomersall published three didactic works: ... More


Reactions to Fashion and Luxury

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the literary reception of the commercial revolution — and the deliberate artifice of published outrage — was crucial to the formation of hostile images of the businessman ... More


Fears of Ruination

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on depictions of the economic threat of extravagance in popular literature. Over-expenditure in attempts to maintain or extend appearances, or as the consequence of sheer folly, ... More


Parliamentary Performance of ‘Non-Élite’ MPs in the Age of the French Wars: The Cohorts of 1790 and 1818

Ian R. Christie

in British ‘non-élite’ MPs 1715–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205579
eISBN:
9780191676673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205579.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter addresses the question on what contribution to the activities of Parliament was made by the ‘non-élite’ Members of the House of Commons. It is approached through an analysis of two ... More


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