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- DescriptionIn the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver's hobo jungle. The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and shared directly, without benefit of currency. But as the transients moved from the jungles to the city, they made innumerable demands on Vancouver's Relief Department, consuming financial resources at a rate that threatened the city with bankruptcy. McCallum argues that, threatened by this ungovernable society, Vancouver's Relief Department employed Fordist management methods that ultimately stripped the transients of their individuality. Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine explores the connections between the history of transiency and that of Fordism, offering a new interpretation of the ecomic and political crises that wracked Canada in the early years of the Great Depression.
- Author(s)Todd McCallum
- PublisherAU Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2012
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleFabriks: Studies in the Working Class
- Place of PublicationEDMONTON
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintAU Press
- Weight522 g
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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