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By Neil White

Company cities are usually portrayed as powerless groups, essentially depending on the skin impact of world capital. Neil White demanding situations this interpretation through exploring how those groups have been altered on the neighborhood point via human supplier, missteps, and probability. faraway from being homogeneous, those corporation cities are proven to be specific groups with both particular histories.

Company Towns offers a multi-layered, foreign comparability among the improvement of 2 settlements—the mining neighborhood of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, and the mill city of nook Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. White pinpoints the most important alterations among the cities' stories through contrasting every one region's histories from numerous perspectives—business, city, labour, civic, and socio-cultural. Company Towns additionally uses a large number of formerly missed oral background assets and city files, supplying an illuminating portrait of divergence that defies efforts to impose constitution at the corporation city phenomenon.

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