By Stephen P. Rice
Minding the computer indicates how contributors of a brand new center type laid declare to their social authority and minimized the potential of classification clash by way of enjoying out category kin on much less contested social and technical terrains. As they did so, they outlined kinfolk among shopowners—and the overseers, foremen, or managers they employed—and salary employees as analogous to family among head and hand, among brain and physique, and among human and machine.
Rice provides attention-grabbing discussions of the mechanics' institute move, the guide exertions tuition circulate, well known body structure reformers, and efforts to resolve the likely intractable challenge of steam boiler explosions. His eloquent narrative demonstrates that category is as a lot concerning the comprehension of social family members because it is ready the making of social relatives, and that type formation should be understood not just as a social fight yet as a conceptual struggle.
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Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America by Stephen P. Rice