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Visions of modernity : American business and the modernization of Germany, Mary Nolan

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Visions of modernity : American business and the modernization of Germany
Title
Visions of modernity
Title remainder
American business and the modernization of Germany
Statement of responsibility
Mary Nolan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In much the same way that Japan has become the focus of contemporary American discussion about industrial restructuring, Germans in the 1920s debated economic reform in terms of Americanism and Fordism, seeing in the United States an intriguing vision for a revitalized economy and a new social order. During this period Germans were fascinated by American economic success and its quintessential symbols, Henry Ford and his automobile factories
  • Mary Nolan's Visions of Modernity explores the contradictory ways in which German trade unionists and industrialists, engineers and politicians, educators and social workers explained American economic success, envisioned a more efficient or "rationalized" economic system for Germany, and anguished over the social and cultural costs of adopting the American version of modernity
  • These debates about Americanism and Fordism deeply shaped German perceptions of what was economically and socially possible and desirable in terms of technology and work, family and gender relations, consumption and culture. Nolan examines efforts to transform production and consumption factories and homes, and argues that economic Americanism was implemented ambivalently and incompletely, producing, in the end, neither prosperity nor political stability
  • . Embodying an original approach to an important historical period, Visions of Modernity will appeal not only to scholars of German history and those interested in European social and working-class history, but also to industrial sociologists and business scholars
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Nolan, Mary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Industrial management
  • Industrial management
  • Industrial relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • United States
  • United States
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Visions of modernity : American business and the modernization of Germany, Mary Nolan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Journeys to America -- 3. The Infatuation with Fordism -- 4. American Economic Success and German Emulation -- 5. Work, Workers, and the Workplace in America -- 6. The Cultural Consequences of Americanism -- 7. The Paradoxes of Productivism -- 8. Winners and Losers -- 9. Engineering the New Worker -- 10. Housework Made Easy
Control code
28710853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780195070217
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1599432
Label
Visions of modernity : American business and the modernization of Germany, Mary Nolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Journeys to America -- 3. The Infatuation with Fordism -- 4. American Economic Success and German Emulation -- 5. Work, Workers, and the Workplace in America -- 6. The Cultural Consequences of Americanism -- 7. The Paradoxes of Productivism -- 8. Winners and Losers -- 9. Engineering the New Worker -- 10. Housework Made Easy
Control code
28710853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780195070217
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1599432

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