The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 1914-60

Vicky Long

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

The factory was an iconic symbol of modernity in early twentieth-century Britain. Epitomising the triumph of rationalisation and technological innovation, factories were lambasted by critics as hazardous and dehumanising environments which robbed work of meaning and destroyed workers' health. The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory reveals how the interwar health movement, modernist architecture and new forms of advertising attempted to refashion factories into sites of health improvement, and investigates why these plans never came to fruition.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)9780230283718
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • health conditions
  • factories
  • twentieth-century Britain

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