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'Colonial' industry and 'modern' manufacturing: opportunities for labour-intensive growth in Latin America, c.1800-1940

Lewis, Colin M. (2013) 'Colonial' industry and 'modern' manufacturing: opportunities for labour-intensive growth in Latin America, c.1800-1940. In: Austin, Gareth and Sugihara, Kaoru, (eds.) Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415455527

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This volume calls for a major rethinking of our understanding of industrialization for global history, by bringing the East Asian experience of ‘labour-intensive’ industrialization into focus and, thereby, reinterpreting both the western experience of ‘capital-intensive’ industrialization and the equally distinctive experiences of countries in other regions of Asia and in Africa and Latin America. We argue that the absorption of labour into ‘labour-intensive’ industries, both traditional and modern, and the improvement of the quality of labour formed a central mechanism of global diffusion of industrialization. This volume presents a discussion on the significance of labour-intensive industrialization by leading economic historians engaged in the development of synthesizing theses and/or specializing in relevant regions, and seeking to foster the new academic dialogue on global economic history.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 15:17

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