Because it has no value, understood by Marx in this context to mean labor value, air cannot be a commodity.
The Complexities of ‘Consumerism’: Choice, Collectivism and Participation within Britain’s National Health Service, c.1961-c.1979
Tracing lines of horizontal hostility: How sex workers and gay activists battled for space, voice, and belonging in Vancouver, 1975-1985
In the mid-1970s, indoor sex workers were pushed outdoors onto the streets of Vancouver’s emergent gay West End, where a small stroll had operated for several years. While some gay activists contemplated solidarity with diversely gendered and racialized sex workers, others galvanized a campaign, alongside business owners, realtors, police, city councillors, and politicians to expel prostitution from their largely white, middle-class enclave.
Women’s Work and the Politics of Homespun in Socialist China, 1949–1980
Gender, labor, and place: reconstructing women’s spaces in industrial communities of western Canada and the United States
Border crossings: Interdisciplinarity in new working-class studies
A lifelong job–the constant protection of their health
The beginnings of behavior analysis laboratories in Brazil: A pedagogical view.
We introduce the history of behavior analysis in Brazil at the beginning of the 1960s. The behavior analysis laboratory was selected as the focus of this investigation. The time frame of our historical account begins with the visit of Fred Keller to Brazil as a visiting professor at the Universidade de São Paulo.
APA Monitor: Notes On a Scandal
‘Occasionally heard to be answering voices’: Aural culture and the ritual of psychiatric audition, 1877-1911
Social security expenditures in Ireland, 1981-2007: An analysis of welfare state change
The analysis of welfare state change is bedevilled by controversy about how to define and measure change, and about the role of expenditure data in quantifying change. Using social security in Ireland as an illustration, this article shows that national-level expenditure data, properly decomposed and disaggregated, can identify patterns of change that are masked in highly aggregated, comparative data.
Tough love: A brief cultural history of the addiction intervention.
Popular media depictions of intervention and associated confrontational therapies often implicitly reference—and sometimes explicitly present—dated and discredited therapeutic practices. Furthermore, rather than reenacting these practices, contemporary televised interventions revive them. Drawing on a range of literature in family history, psychology, and media studies that covers the course of the last 3 decades, this paper argues that competing discourses about the nuclear family enabled this revival.
The Making of Public Labour Intermediation: Job Search, Job Placement, and the State in Europe, 1880–1940
Since the late nineteenth century, job seeking has become increasingly linked to organizations and facilities that offer information on vacancies, offer placement services, or undertake recruiting. The present article focuses on how job placement became a concern for the emerging European welfare states, and how state-run systems of labour intermediation were established between 1880 and 1940.
Fatherhood and the non-propertied classes in Renaissance and early modern Italian towns
Ibn Imran’s 10th century Treatise on Melancholy
Stamp out syphilis
Paternal power: the pleasures and perils of ‘indulgent’ fathering in Britain in the long eighteenth century
Historical and literary studies have identified shifts in paternal power in Britain from authoritative and patriarchal to benign and affectionate during the long eighteenth century. This article re-examines the power of fathers through the prism of paternal indulgence with insights gained from histories of masculinities.
State Support for the German Cooperative Movement, 1860–1914
A Commonwealth of the People: Popular Politics and England’s Long Social Revolution, 1066-1649. By David Rollison
This unusually bold and thought-provoking book offers a new interpretation of the course of English history. While it focuses on the period from the twelfth century to the seventeenth, and especially on the later middle ages of c.1300-c.1550, its story of the “commoning” of the English political system—the rise of the common people and their concerns to the centre of politics—has very wide resonances, extending to the industrial revolution, the British Empire and beyond.
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Living Arrangement Preferences of Elderly People in Taiwan as Affected by Family Resources and Social Participation
Monopolizing the Property of Skill: A Prosopographic Analysis of a Finnish Ironworks Community
Forging ahead : Works Progress Administration
Planning the Growth of a Metropolis: Factors Influencing Development Patterns in West London, 1875-2005
Making and Breaking the Working Class: Worker Recruitment in the National Textile Industry in Interwar Egypt
The nature of King James VI/I’s medical conditions: new approaches to the diagnosis
The life of James is reviewed and previously-proposed diagnoses are considered. James’s medical history is
discussed in detail and, where possible, examined with validated symptom scales. Using an online database
of neurological diseases, the authors show that James’s symptomatology is compatible with a diagnosis of
Attenuated (mild) Lesch-Nyhan disease; no evidence was found to support a diagnosis of acute porphyria.
In addition, there is evidence of associated Asperger traits which may explain some of the King’s unusual
behavioural and psycho-social features.
“I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do”
Murphy, the daughter of noted architect Luther R. Bailey, grew up in Portland, Ore. and attended Reed College. She later made her way to the Bay Area, where she became a social worker and married Joe Murphy, a labor activist and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or “Wobblies”).
“These Indians Are Apparently Well to Do”: The Myth of Capitalism and Native American Labor
Getting miles away from Terman: Did the CRPS fund Catharine Cox Miles’s unsilenced psychology of sex?
Psychologist Catharine Cox Miles (1890–1984) is often remembered as the junior author, with Lewis Terman, of Sex and Personality. Written with support from the Committee for Research on the Problems of Sex (CRPS), Sex and Personality introduced the “masculinity-femininity” personality measure to psychology in 1936. Miles has been overlooked by some historians and constructed as a silent, indirect feminist by others.
Creating the College Man: American Mass Magazines and Middle-Class Manhood 1890-1915. By Daniel A. Clark (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. 256 pp. $26.95)
Britain’s Siberia (1909)
‘Sympathy for the Devil?’ The West German Left and the Challenge of Terrorism
‘Looking as Little Like Patients as Persons Well Could’: Hypnotism, Medicine and the Problem of the Suggestible Subject in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
Help your neighborhood by keeping your premises clean: Tenement House Dept. of the City of New York (1936/37)
Aliéné enchaîné à Bedlam
The problem of the morally defective (1904)
History of child protection services
The Social Worker
John is not really dull – he may only need his eyes examined (1936/37)
Statistical analysis of infant mortality and its causes in the United Kingdom (1910)
Positions in social work (1916)
An enquiry into malnutrition based on investigation by the Ipswich Committee against Malnutrition (1938)
The attitude of the Socialist Party toward the alcohol question (1907)
One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900
Distress in East London (1867)
A history of the Irish poor law: in connexion with the condition of the people (1856)
The Construction of Shell Shock in New Zealand, 1919-1939: A Reassessment
This article explores the competing constructions of shell shock in New Zealand during and after the Great War. It begins by considering the army’s construction of shell shock as a discipline problem, before going on to consider the medical profession’s attempts to place it within a somatic and then psychogenic paradigm. While shell shock was initially viewed as a psychogenic condition in New Zealand, within a few years of the end of the war it had become increasingly subject to medical understandings of the psychiatric profession, who dominated the treatment of the mentally ill.