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Working Australia

C Fox
Working Australia

Working Australia

C Fox

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Working Australia is the first comprehensive narrative history of work in Australia. It sets out to cover the country's work history, its many localities, meanings, circumstances and arrangements. Beginning with pre-history, it follows several themes through to the present* Aborigines and work, women, men and work, and the migrant experience. It examines the histories of work in city and bush, the contrasting place of work in working- and middle-class lives, and the conflicts between workers, management and the state. It concludes with some provocative remarks on the present and future. Working Australia opens up to its readers a history that historians have by and large forgotten. It is a history of how the growth of a complex industrial economy was experienced by those who pushed the pens, guided the ploughs, raised the children, and made the cars, and by those who organized them to do it. It is also a history of oppression and exploitation, courage, fortitude and resistance.;Charles Fox lectures in history at the University of Western Australia..;This book is intended for students and researchers in social and economic history.

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- Publisher Narrative history of work, examined thematically from pre-history to the present. Themes include women and men's work, work in the city and bush, and work within different social classes, making this a useful resource for students of Australian Studies. The author lectures in history at the University of WA.

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Working Australia is the first comprehensive narrative history of work in Australia. It sets out to cover the country's work history, its many localities, meanings, circumstances and arrangements. Beginning with pre-history, it follows several themes through to the present* Aborigines and work, women, men and work, and the migrant experience. It examines the histories of work in city and bush, the contrasting place of work in working- and middle-class lives, and the conflicts between workers, management and the state. It concludes with some provocative remarks on the present and future. Working Australia opens up to its readers a history that historians have by and large forgotten. It is a history of how the growth of a complex industrial economy was experienced by those who pushed the pens, guided the ploughs, raised the children, and made the cars, and by those who organized them to do it. It is also a history of oppression and exploitation, courage, fortitude and resistance.;Charles Fox lectures in history at the University of Western Australia..;This book is intended for students and researchers in social and economic history.
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9780044423515
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Narrative history of work, examined thematically from pre-history to the present. Themes include women and men's work, work in the city and bush, and work within different social classes, making this a useful resource for students of Australian Studies. The author lectures in history at the University of WA.
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Table Of Contents

  • Before And After The Invasion
  • The Felonry And The Free
  • Working In The Country
  • Working In The City
  • Work And The Middle Class Man
  • Unions, Women, Work And The State
  • Managing The Workplace
  • Depression, War And J.m. Keynes
  • Migrants, Women And Aborigines: The Changing Workforce 1945-74
  • Management, Technology And The Future.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 124470
  • Product Code 0044423519
  • EAN 9780044423515
  • Pages 248
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Publication Date Jul 1991
  • Dimensions 215 x 140 mm
  • Weight 0.500kg

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