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The Resource Minding the machine : languages of class in early industrial America, Stephen P. Rice

Minding the machine : languages of class in early industrial America, Stephen P. Rice

Label
Minding the machine : languages of class in early industrial America
Title
Minding the machine
Title remainder
languages of class in early industrial America
Statement of responsibility
Stephen P. Rice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Stephen P. Rice offers a new understanding of class formation in American during the several decades before the Civil War. This was the period in the nation's early industrial development when travel by steamboat became commonplace, when the railroad altered concepts of space and time, and when Americans experienced the beginnings of factory production." "Minding the Machine shows how members of a new middle class laid claim to their social authority and minimized the potential for class conflict by playing out class relations on less contested social and technical terrains. As they did so, they defined relations between shopowners - and the oversees, foremen, or managers they employed - and wage workers as analogous to relations between head and hand, between mind and body, and between human and machine." "Rice presents discussions of the mechanics' institute movement, the manual labor school movement, popular physiology reformers, and efforts to solve the seemingly intractable problem of steam boiler explosions. His narrative demonstrates that class is an much about the comprehension of social relations as it is about the making of social relations, and that class formation needs to be understood not only as a social struggle but as a conceptual struggle."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, Stephen P.
Dewey number
305.5/0973/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S65
LC item number
R49 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Industrial revolution
  • Work in literature
  • Social classes in literature
Label
Minding the machine : languages of class in early industrial America, Stephen P. Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The antebellum popular discourse on mechanization -- Head and hand: the Mechanics' Institute Movement and the conception of class authority -- Hand and head: the manual labor school movement -- Mind and body: popular physiology and the health of a nation -- Human and Machine: stream boiler explosions and the making of the engineer
Control code
53284926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9780520227811
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2003022846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Minding the machine : languages of class in early industrial America, Stephen P. Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The antebellum popular discourse on mechanization -- Head and hand: the Mechanics' Institute Movement and the conception of class authority -- Hand and head: the manual labor school movement -- Mind and body: popular physiology and the health of a nation -- Human and Machine: stream boiler explosions and the making of the engineer
Control code
53284926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9780520227811
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2003022846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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