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‘Reconditioning the Unemployed’: Work Camps in Britain

Desmond King

in In The Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296294
eISBN:
9780191599668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296290.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

King documents the establishment and operation of British Instructional Centres from 1929–38, ‘labour camps’, which also featured physical training and reconditioning classes. He argues that, unlike ... More


‘They Have Been Given a Chance’: The US Civilian Conservation Corps

Desmond King

in In The Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296294
eISBN:
9780191599668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296290.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines the use of work camps in the US, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), as a mechanism to address unemployment in the 1930s. Beginning with a brief overview of the origins and establishment ... More


In The Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

Desmond King

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296294
eISBN:
9780191599668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

King investigates historical examples of social policies that conflict with liberal democratic precepts by treating some individuals differently than others. His central thesis is that existing ... More


Camps as social service and social movement

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

A wide variety of voluntary work camp systems developed in the interwar years. This chapter distnguished between those which provided a social service, including the main work camp systems organised ... More


Conclusion – Understanding work camps: Memory and context

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter starts by placing the interwar work camps in an international context. It distinguishes between work camps that were organised in order to channel relief to unemployed men in countries ... More


Iron-Clad Breasts and Lily-White Souls

Roland Clark

in Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453687
eISBN:
9780801456343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Legion of the Archangel Michael's use of peaceful methods. These gave the movement the high moral ground as it competed with Romania's major political parties. In stark ... More


Group Work Orientation in the Contemporary Summer Camp

Meryl Nadel

in Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190496548
eISBN:
9780190496579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496548.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

“Group Work Orientation in the Contemporary Summer Camp” addresses current literature and implications for practice. In recent years, camp social workers have published articles and presented at ... More


‘Down with the concentration camps!’: Opposition and protest

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines protest and resistance within the camps, as well as outside campaigns against their existence. Of the outside bodies, the most important was the National Unemployed Workers ... More


True Bottom

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

On their first day in Houston, before they had met the Alexanders, Dale Maharidge and Michael S. Williamson had gone to skid row. At the Star Hope Rescue Mission on La Branch Street, they saw ... More


Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

John Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book provides a comprehensive account of work camp movements in Britain before 1939, based on thorough archival research, and on the reminiscences of participants. It starts with their origins in ... More


Southern Christian Work Camps and a Cold War Campaign for Racial and Economic Justice

Alison Collis Greene

in Working Alternatives: American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288359
eISBN:
9780823290512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288359.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at mid-twentieth-century southern Christians who saw interracial work camps in the South as a model for working alternatives to capitalism. Under Nelle Morton’s leadership, the ... More


Socialism in Two Summer Communities

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author recounts his experience with socialism while he was growing up living in two summer communities: the Three Arrows Cooperative Society in New York and Buck’s Rock Work Camp in New Milford, ... More


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