Capitalist Workingman's Paradises Revisited
Title
Capitalist Workingman's Paradises Revisited
Subtitle
Corporate Welfare Work in Great Britain, the USA, Germany and France in the Golden Age of Capitalism, 1880-1930
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€ 89,00
ISBN
9789089645814
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
188
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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1. Introduction 2.Secular and purist origins of enlightened capitalism 3. Victorian England. From Coketown to Port Sunlight, Bournville and the Garden City Movement 4. 'The American Way'. Factory system, mass production, welfare capitalism and company towns in the USA 5.Worker Colonies and Settlements: Joy in Work and Enlightened Entrepreneurs in Germany 6. France. From the Mulhousian Welfare Work Model to the Taylorist Turn 7.A Comparison of Welfare Work between Great Britain, the Usa, Germany and France 8.Learning from Past Experience Bibliography Notes
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Erik de Gier

Capitalist Workingman's Paradises Revisited

Corporate Welfare Work in Great Britain, the USA, Germany and France in the Golden Age of Capitalism, 1880-1930

This book offers an in-depth exploration of the international phenomenon of enlightened paternalist capitalism and social engineering in the golden age of capitalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Erik de Gier shows how utopian socialist, religious, and craft-based ideas influenced the welfare work and educations programmes offered by paternalistic businesses in different ways from nation to nation, looking closely at sites like the Pullman community in Chicago and Port Sunlight in the UK. De Gier brings the book fully up to date with a brief comparison to contemporary welfare capitalism in our highly flexible working world.
Author

Erik de Gier

Erik de Gier is emeritus professor of Business Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen.