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Planning Labour

by Alina-Sandra Cucu Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romania underwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally planned economy. Like the Soviet Union, it pursued a policy...


Categories in Context

by Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann, Olivier Giraud, Léa Renard & Theresa Wobbe Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Despite the wealth of empirical research currently available on the interrelationships of gender and labor, we still know comparatively little about the forms of classification and categorization that have...


What is Work?

by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis & Manuela Martini Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a...


Laborers and Enslaved Workers

by Marcelo Badaró Mattos Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was also the...


Sugarlandia Revisited: Sugar and Colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800-1940

by Ulbe Bosma, Juan A. Giusti-Cordero & G. Roger Knight Berghahn Books (October 01, 2007)

Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world's prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-eminent in...


Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

by Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger & Iben Vyff Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

"This welcome book provides very interesting and well-argued views on a rich variety of topics in recent and current Nordic labour history research, and on the current state of art in Nordic labour relations...


Rescuing the Vulnerable: Poverty, Welfare and Social Ties in Modern Europe

by Beate Althammer, Lutz Raphaël & Tamara Stazic-Wendt Berghahn Books (May 01, 2016)

In many ways, the European welfare state constituted a response to the new forms of social fracture and economic turbulence that were born out of industrialization-challenges that were particularly acute for...


Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Comparative Perspectives

by Steven King & Anne Winter Berghahn Books (November 01, 2013)

The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland,...


Maternalism Reconsidered: Motherhood, Welfare and Social Policy in the Twentieth Century

by Marian van der Klein, Rebecca Jo Plant, Nichole Sanders & Lori R. Weintrob Berghahn Books (April 01, 2012)

Beginning in the late 19th century, competing ideas about motherhood had a profound impact on the development and implementation of social welfare policies. Calls for programmes aimed at assisting and directing...