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Hand and Head The Manual Labor School Movement

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the manual labor school movement in America during the early part of the nineteenth century. During the late 1820s, just as the first mechanics' institutes were being ... More


Demotic Millennialism: Civil Polities and the Dismantling of the Prime Divider

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter lays out a conceptual framework in which to understand demotic millennialism as a fundamental challenge to (agrarian) “prime-divider” societies (characterized by a profound gap between ... More


Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Stephen Rice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a new understanding of class formation in America during the several decades before the Civil War. This was the period in the nation's early industrial development when travel by ... More


Wandering in the Desert and the Virtues of Manual Labor

Daniel Caner

in Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233249
eISBN:
9780520928503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233249.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

A vignette from the apophthegmata patrun of the late fourth or early fifth century presents two very different attitudes toward wandering monks. It tells that if a monk is seen wandering and changing ... More


The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition

Michelle M. Sauer

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the vocation of the hermit in connection to both physical and spiritual roads—that is the actual road system of medieval English as well as the paths of mystical contemplation. ... More


Chattel Slaves

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the legal and social status of the “basest” chattel slaves—that is, those performing the basest forms of labor, like working in the mines or mills. Chattel slaves had no legal ... More


A City Upon a Hill: Utopian Oberlin

J. Brent Morris

in Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618272
eISBN:
9781469618296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina9781469618272.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the development of Oberlin as a utopian community similar to many of the other utopian experiments that popped up across the nation in the 1830s and 1840s. It details the ... More


Mind and Body: Popular Physiology and the Health of a Nation

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on health and human physiology education in America during the 1800s. Like proponents of manual labor schools, writers and lecturers on health and physiology encouraged Americans ... More


Work, Labour and Cleaning: The Social Contexts of Outsourcing Housework

Lotika Singha

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201468
eISBN:
9781529201505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201468.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The outsourcing of domestic work in the UK has been steadily rising since the 1970s, but little research has considered the experiences of local White British women working as independent cleaning ... More


Aalaap

Richa Nagar, Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, and Parakh Theatre

in Hungry Translations: Relearning the World through Radical Vulnerability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042577
eISBN:
9780252051418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042577.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This opening section conveys, in the form of a bilingual poem (in English and Hindustani), the intellectual and political aspirations and commitments of the book while also introducing the reader to ... More


The impact of machinery: hullbuilders

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores on the impact of machinery on traditional skills in the shipbuilding industry. It suggests that the evidence needs to be handled with some care for, by being over-influenced by ... More


Dunce Cap

Oz Almog

in The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the training of farmers and fighters, covering the idealization of manual labor and training the younger generation for battle and heroism. The discussion ... More


Domestic Cleaning: Work or Labour

Lotika Singha

in Work, Labour and Cleaning: The Social Contexts of Outsourcing Housework

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201468
eISBN:
9781529201505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201468.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces the central argument of the book through a discussion of how the research respondents conceptualised paid-for domestic cleaning in terms of the structure of cleaning work and ... More


Introduction

Carol Williams

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter first maps the logic for the unconventional inclusions of Faye HeavyShield's creamy, multipaged, glass-bead book entitled hours and Beth Piatote's short fictional story, ... More


Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In today's new economy—in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young men are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status ... More


Human and Machine: Steam Boiler Explosions and the Making of the Engineer

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how steam boiler explosions in America led to the making of the engineer. As a subject in the popular discourse on mechanization, steam boiler explosions offered another ... More


Outcomes, Implications, and Concluding Thoughts

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter reviews the alternative paths for how workers are dealing with conditions of the precarious new economy. They are entering common occupations in everyday workplaces that ... More


Between Syria and Egypt: Alms, Work, and the “Holy Poor”

Peter Brown

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on a religious struggle over the meaning of work and the definition of “the poor” in late antiquity, illustrating how theological principles and their institutional application ... More


Trust, Understanding, and Mobile Control in Manual Work

Keri K. Stephens

in Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190625504
eISBN:
9780190882327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625504.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

As mobile devices became more affordable, people at all job levels started bringing their personal devices to work. All of a sudden, people saw workers whose jobs involved manual labor pull out their ... More


Conclusion

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter explains that the suffering endured by political exiles did not come only from the state and its agents: it was also self-imposed. Indoctrinated with Party ideology, many ... More


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