The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory

The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 1914-60 V. Long. Lane, J., A Social History of Medicine: Health, Healing and Disease in England, 1750– 1950 (London, 2001). Lewis, B., 'So Clean': Lord Leverhulme, Soap and Civilization ...

Author: V. Long

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230303836

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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The first account of the emergence and demise of preventive health care for workers. It explores how trade unions, employers, doctors and the government reconfigured the relationship between health, productivity and the factory over the course of the twentieth century within a broader political, industrial and social context.

Child Workers and Industrial Health in Britain 1780 1850

16 Mills, Regulating Health and Safety; J. L. Bronstein, Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured ... 2008); V. Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 ...

Author: Peter Kirby

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843838845

Category: History

Page: 212

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A comprehensive study of the occupational health of employed children within the broader context of social, industrial and environmental change between 1780 and 1850.

When the Air Became Important

A Social History of the New England and Lancashire Textile Industries Janet Greenlees. ______. Competitive Advantage on the Shopfloor. ... The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460.

Author: Janet Greenlees

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813587974

Category: History

Page: 220

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In When the Air Became Important, medical historian Janet Greenlees examines the working environments of the heartlands of the British and American cotton textile industries from the nineteenth to the late twentieth centuries. Greenlees contends that the air quality within these pioneering workplaces was a key contributor to the health of the wider communities of which they were a part. Such enclosed environments, where large numbers of people labored in close quarters, were ideal settings for the rapid spread of diseases including tuberculosis, bronchitis and pneumonia. When workers left the factories for home, these diseases were transmitted throughout the local population, yet operatives also brought diseases into the factory. Other aerial hazards common to both the community and workplace included poor ventilation and noise. Emphasizing the importance of the peculiarities of place as well as employers’ balance of workers’ health against manufacturing needs, Greenlees’s pioneering book sheds light on the roots of contemporary environmentalism and occupational health reform. Her work highlights the complicated relationships among local business, local and national politics of health, and community priorities.

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain 1945 1980

Vicky Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 7–9. Long explores the negotiations between the trade unions, employers, ...

Author: Alison Haggett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137448880

Category: Science

Page: 215

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This book is open access under a CC BY license and explores the under-researched history of male mental illness from the mid-twentieth century. It argues that statistics suggesting women have been more vulnerable to depression and anxiety are misleading since they underplay a host of alternative presentations of 'distress' more common in men.

Preventing Mental Illness

58Vicky Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); Nikolas Rose, Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self (London: Free ...

Author: Despo Kritsotaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319986999

Category: History

Page: 292

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This book provides an overview of a diverse array of preventive strategies relating to mental illness, and identifies their achievements and shortcomings. The chapters in this collection illustrate how researchers, clinicians and policy makers drew inspiration from divergent fields of knowledge and practice: from eugenics, genetics and medication to mental hygiene, child guidance, social welfare, public health and education; from risk management to radical and social psychiatry, architectural design and environmental psychology. It highlights the shifting patterns of biological, social and psychodynamic models, while adopting a gender perspective and considering professional developments as well as changing social and legal contexts, including deinstitutionalisation and social movements. Through vigorous research, the contributors demonstrate that preventive approaches to mental health have a long history, and point to the conclusion that it might well be possible to learn from such historical attempts. The book also explores which of these approaches are worth considering in future and which are best confined to the past. Within this context, the book aims at stoking and informing debate and conversation about how to prevent mental illness and improve mental health in the years to come. Chapters 3, 10, and 12 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Stress in Post War Britain

'Automation and Industrial Health', British Medical Journal, 1:5026 (4 May 1957), p. 1059. V. Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), ...

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317318040

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress in post-war Britain through a series of carefully connected case studies.

A History of Public Health

Nutrition in Britain: Science, Scientists, and Politics in the Twentieth Century. New York: Routledge, 1997. ... The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave ...

Author: George Rosen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421416014

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Since publication in 1958, George Rosen’s classic book has been regarded as the essential international history of public health. Describing the development of public health in classical Greece, imperial Rome, England, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere, Rosen illuminates the lives and contributions of the field’s great figures. He considers such community health problems as infectious disease, water supply and sewage disposal, maternal and child health, nutrition, and occupational disease and injury. And he assesses the public health landscape of health education, public health administration, epidemiological theory, communicable disease control, medical care, statistics, public policy, and medical geography. Rosen, writing in the 1950s, may have had good reason to believe that infectious diseases would soon be conquered. But as Dr. Pascal James Imperato writes in the new foreword to this edition, infectious disease remains a grave threat. Globalization, antibiotic resistance, and the emergence of new pathogens and the reemergence of old ones, have returned public health efforts to the basics: preventing and controlling chronic and communicable diseases and shoring up public health infrastructures that provide potable water, sewage disposal, sanitary environments, and safe food and drug supplies to populations around the globe. A revised introduction by Elizabeth Fee frames the book within the context of the historiography of public health past, present, and future, and an updated bibliography by Edward T. Morman includes significant books on public health history published between 1958 and 2014. For seasoned professionals as well as students, A History of Public Health is visionary and essential reading.

Law and Society in England 1750 1950

C Mills, Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800–1914 (Ashgate, 2010). V Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011).

Author: William Cornish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509931255

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Law and Society in England 1750–1950 is an indispensable text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundations of the modern British state. In this new updated edition the authors explore the complex relationship between legal and social change. They consider the ways in which those in power themselves imagined and initiated reform and the ways in which they were obliged to respond to demands for change from outside the legal and political classes. What emerges is a lively and critical account of the evolution of modern rights and expectations, and an engaging study of the formation of contemporary social, administrative and legal institutions and ideas, and the road that was travelled to create them. The book is divided into eight chapters: Institutions and Ideas; Land; Commerce and Industry; Labour Relations; The Family; Poverty and Education; Accidents; and Crime. This extensively referenced analysis of modern social and legal history will be invaluable to students and teachers of English law, political science, and social history.

Health and Safety in Contemporary Britain

The Home Office and the Asbestos Industry Regulations, 1931: A Reply. ... Asbestos and British Trade Unions, 1960s and 1970s. ... The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460.

Author: Paul Almond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030039707

Category: Law

Page: 317

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This book analyses the perceived legitimacy of health and safety in post-1960 British public life. Since 2010 health and safety has appeared to be in crisis, being attacked by press, politicians and public alike, but are these claims of crisis accurate? How have understandings of health and safety changed over the past 60 years? By exploring the history, culture, and operation of health and safety in contemporary Britain, this book provides a new assessment of an understudied, but surprisingly far-reaching, part of the British political and social landscape. Combining archival research with focus group, social survey and oral history testimony, the book examines the historical background to health and safety, how health and safety has been enacted in public and in the workplace, the impact of changing economic, occupational and social structures on the operation of health and safety, and the conflicts and interests that have shaped the area.

A Mighty Capital under Threat

George Rosen, A History of Public Health (1952; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), 245–50; V. Long, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 191460 (London: Palgrave ...

Author: Bill Luckin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987444

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Demographically, nineteenth-century London, or what Victorians called the “new Rome,” first equaled, then superseded its ancient ancestor. By the mid-eighteenth century, the British capital had already developed into a global city. Sustained by its enormous empire, between 1800 and the First World War London ballooned in population and land area. Nothing so vast had previously existed anywhere. A Mighty Capital under Threat investigates the environmental history of one of the world’s global cities and the largest city in the United Kingdom. Contributors cover the feeding of London, waste management, movement between the city’s numerous districts, and the making and shaping of the environmental sciences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.