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The years of crisis and reassessment
Par Kumaraswami, Antoni Kapcia, and Meesha Nehru

prestige, occasionally ‘fast-tracking’ individual writers and allowing them to apply for UNEAC membership – the new survival mode created a new set of functions and value. With the decriminalisation of the dollar, swiftly followed by Law-Decree No 145 (November 1993), on labour conditions for creators of literary works (www.min.cult. cu/loader.php?sec=legislacion&cont=decretoley145), writers now had unprecedented freedom to seek contracts outside state mechanisms. The theme of money and culture in the Special Period has been amply discussed outside Cuba (Fernandes, 2003

in Literary culture in Cuba
M. Anne Brown

people wholeheartedly. They are ruthless to the enemy, but kind to the people’ (Chen Xitong, then Mayor of Beijing, in Yi Mu and Thompson, 1989: 75). We have tended to romanticise Tiananmen in a way that we do not romanticise the extraordinarily high proportion of indigenous and black people in the prisons of many states, for example, or the sale of women into prostitution or abusive labour conditions. This is because Tiananmen echoes so pointedly an idealisation of themes running through our own political mythos. In the words of George Hicks

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Paul Kelemen

Beatrice Webb, vol. 4 (London: Virago, 1985), p. 190. J.M. Winter, ‘The Webbs and the Non-White World: A Case of Socialist Racialism’, Journal of Contemporary History, 9:1 (1974), 181. Ashbee, Memoirs, vol. 5, p. 102. George Mansur, the former secretary of the Arab Labour Federation, gave evidence to the Peel Commission on labour conditions and the Histadrut. It took nine months for him to get a hearing from the Advisory Committee on Imperial Questions. The 39 40 The British left and Zionism 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

in The British left and Zionism
Gordon T. Stewart

with some authority that ‘The kind of uproar that Dundee industrialists often caused in the 1890s over labour conditions in Calcutta became a matter of the past in the twentieth century.’ 134 But the Dundee agitation of the 1890s over working conditions in Calcutta was only the first shot in the political and verbal wars against the Bengal industry. Dundee manufacturers returned

in Jute and empire
Women’s experiences of cocoa farming
Emma Robertson

Labour conditions in cocoa farming have recently come under scrutiny following accusations of child slavery. In April 2001, a ship arriving at Benin was thought to be carrying child slaves from Nigeria. This brought the international spotlight onto the exploitation of child labour, resulting in a pact signed by several chocolate manufacturers, human rights groups and the Ivory Coast government to end

in Chocolate, women and empire
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Convict servitude and the reworking of the private sphere, c.1817–42
Kirsty Reid

and an assault upon the labour conditions, freedom and independence of convicts. As we saw in chapter three, until the early 1820s, most convicts made their own housing and domestic arrangements, and consequently they were relatively free to live and work as they chose, particularly in their own time. The opening of convict institutions like the Hobart barracks in the early 1820s marked the beginning

in Gender, crime and empire
Kimberly Lamm

of women’s labour conditions, the installation stressed the clarity and visibility of information. At the centre of Women and Work is a longitudinal study and corporate archive for the Metal Box Company. The research was performed and the installation was produced to give people a way to see how women figure into capitalist production. On the walls were maps, data sets, time cards, copies of legislation, and company statistics (such as how often workers see the doctor). There were also photographs of the various kinds of work performed at the factory, which were

in Addressing the other woman
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

gouvernment dans la Renaissance’, Social Science: Information sur les sciences sociales , 15 (1976): 601–23. 3 Mollat and Wolff, The Popular Revolutions , pp. 142–61 4 Raymond de Rooner, ‘Labour Conditions in Florence

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe
Nicola Ginsburgh

January 1948, p. 1. 190 ‘Suggestion to Improve Native Labour Conditions’, Rhodesia Herald , 9 April 1948, p. 11. 191 Vambe, Rhodesia to Zimbabwe , p. 245. 192 Lessing, Going Home , p. 252. 193 Granite Review , December 1942, p. 12. 194 Minutes of the 1946 RRWU Conference , p. 149. 195 ‘African Trade Unions’, RRR , November 1946, p. 3. 196 Samkange, ‘Rhodesia Labour Party’, pp. 53–90. 197 ICOMM: 1, Memo Re. Split SRLP from RLP, p. 1. 198 ICOMM:, Constitution, p. 2. 199 Ibid. 200 ‘The Labour Party vs

in Class, work and whiteness
Gordon T. Stewart

. Many firms are improving this but many more require to give the matter very careful attention.’ Bonar concluded that ‘Welfare in the Jute Trade must be admitted to be still in its embryonic state.’ 39 Whenever the Dundee mills were criticised on these labour conditions, they replied that ‘the industry has done all it can and needs some assurance of protection against India’. 40

in Jute and empire