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The World as a company town

multinational corporations and social change

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Published by Mouton in The Hague [Noordeinde 41] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries
    • Subjects:
    • International business enterprises -- Social aspects -- Congresses,
    • International business enterprises -- Social aspects -- Developing countries -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      Statemented. Ahamed Idris-Soven, Elizabeth Idris-Soven, Mary K. Vaughan.
      SeriesWorld anthropology
      ContributionsIdris-Soven, Ahamed, 1947-, Idris-Soven, Elisabeth, 1950-, Vaughan, Mary K., 1942-, International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 9th, Chicago, 1973.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2755.5 .W67
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 455 p. ;
      Number of Pages455
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4482763M
      ISBN 109027976104
      LC Control Number79311328

      The company town was an economic institution that was part of the market for labor. In a company town a single firm provided its employees with goods and services, hired police, collected garbage, dispensed justice, and answered (or failed to answer) complaints from residents.   Company: Imperial Sugar Company Founded: mids, incorporated Population: 81, What began as Oakland plantation on land once owned by Mexico became a company town from the s until.


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Get this from a library. Company town. [Madeline Ashby] -- "New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community (which. The book "Company Town: An Oral History about Life in Silver Bay, Minnesota, ss" was released at an event at Carefree Living residence in Silver Bay earlier this month, with more than Washington State Book Award Finalist "Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers.

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A company town is a place where practically all stores and housing are owned by the one company that is also the main employer. Company towns are often planned with a suite of amenities such as stores, houses of worship, schools, markets and recreation facilities. They are usually bigger than a model village ("model" in the sense of an ideal to be emulated).

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Company Towns. In remote locations such as railroad construction sites, lumber camps, turpentine camps, or coal mines, jobs often existed far from established towns.

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First, as Hardy Green, author of The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy, says, these. Company towns are a thing of the past, but Keith Petersen captured life in a company town, the struggles and fears of those living in a company town and he painted a perfect picture of Potlatch, Idaho.

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Hardy Green takes us into forgotten corners of our history and makes us glad the days of the company town are over. The world-building is probably the best aspect of Company Town. Ashby has created a fully functional, completely isolated world with its own rules, culture, and ecosystem.

The oil rig setting is described well enough that even people who have never seen one would be able to envision it, with its towers and scaffolding and various bits of machinery.

Ashby handles the jump in Company Town better than Bear: the killings that have been important (though not as central as in Karen Memory) up until the third act turn out to be integral to the reveal of the larger-scale plot, but Ashby’s jump, though subtly foreshadowed early in the book, is a couple orders of magnitude bigger than it needs to.

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Company town: the very phrase sounds un-American. Yet company towns are the essence of America. Hershey bars, Corning glassware, Kohler bathroom fixtures, Maytag washers, Spam,each is the signature product of a company town in which one business, for better or for worse, exercises a grip over the population.

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