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Manufacturing Mennonites

Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba

Συγγραφέας: Thiessen Janis Lee
Εκδότης: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442611139
Σειρά βιβλίου: Canadian Social History Series
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 264
Διαστάσεις: 22x2x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Manufacturing Mennonites"

Manufacturing Mennonites examines the efforts of Mennonite intellectuals and business leaders to redefine the group's ethno-religious identity in response to changing economic and social conditions after 1945. As the industrial workplace was one of the most significant venues in which competing identity claims were contested during this period, Janis Thiessen explores how Mennonite workers responded to such redefinitions and how they affected class relations. Through unprecedented access to extensive private company records, Thiessen provides an innovative comparison of three businesses founded, owned, and originally staffed by Mennonites: the printing firm Friesens Corporation, the window manufacturer Loewen, and the furniture manufacturer Palliser. Complemented with interviews with workers, managers, and business owners, Manufacturing Mennonites pioneers two important new trajectories for scholarship - how religion can affect business history, and how class relations have influenced religious history.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Thiessen Janis Lee
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Canadian Social History Series
ISBN: 9781442611139
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/04/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 264
Τόπος έκδοσης: Toronto
Χώρα έκδοσης: Canada
Βάρος βιβλίου: 340 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 9 illustrations; 18 tables


Introduction 1. The Mennonite Intellectual Elite: Yieldedness, Non-resistance, and Neighbourly Love 2. The Mennonite Workplace: Loewen Windows, Friesen Printers, and Palliser Furniture 3. Mennonite Corporate Mythology: The 'Reflections' Campaign 4. 'You Had to Know Everything; Otherwise, You Weren't Fit': Worker Experience and Identity 5. Unequally Yoked: Manitoba Mennonites and the Schreyer Government 6. 'No One Is Always Happy with His Environment': Union Drives and Corporate Responses Conclusion

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