Bodies of Work: Civic Display and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh

Bodies of Work: Civic Display and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh

by Edward Slavishak
     
 

Cultural history of the relationship between labor and the city in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, which focuses on how the working-class body was used to symbolize Pittsburgh as a city of industry.

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Overview

Cultural history of the relationship between labor and the city in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, which focuses on how the working-class body was used to symbolize Pittsburgh as a city of industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822342250
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Note on Usage xiii

Introduction 1

1. The Magic of the Nineteenth Century: Industrial Change and Work in Pittsburgh 17

2. Working-Class Muscle in the Battle of Homestead 64

3. The Working Body as Civic Image 89

4. The Pittsburgh Survey and the Body as Evidence 149

5. "Delicately Built": The "Problem" of Working Women in Pittsburgh 200

6. Hiding and Displaying the Broken Body 224

Epilogue: "That's Work, and That's What People Like to Watch!" 265

Notes 277

Bibliography 319

Index 345

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