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The Roots of Mass Production

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the history of the mass production system in the manufacturing and service industries in the U.S. The mass production model's triumph first came with its application in the ... More


A Nation of Dressmakers

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the “professional” housewife, a woman who played important productive and reproductive roles at the center of postwar Japan's middle-class society. Home sewing was one of the ... More


The All-Consuming Nation: Chasing the American Dream Since World War II

Mark H. Lytle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197568255
eISBN:
9780197568286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568255.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In some ways, The All-Consuming Nation is an autobiography of the baby boom generation since it highlights the consumer culture and rising environmental consciousness that have been central to that ... More


Alliances

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.6
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the 1930s, a time when the poor had been the nation's most visible citizens, and Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal had set out to relieve their suffering, to string beneath all ... More


Burlesque

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the paper money custom has turned to burlesque. More specifically, it considers how online news stories from different places around China view the custom in relation to ... More


Southern Comfort: Authenticity, Malaise, and the School of the Holy Ghost

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Southern writers Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor present the collusion of the American welfare state and a consumer economy as a source of existential alienation. This chapter considers their ... More


Conclusion

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book concludes with a discussion of the political and economic future of cities in nondemocratic regimes and China. How will the Chinese regime change now that most of its population is urban? ... More


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