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Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein


With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and electronic media, and jobs continue to disappear from printing, publishing and journalism. The replacement of human labour with computerised technologies is not merely a contemporary issue; it has an established history dating from the mid-twentieth century. What is often missing from this record is an understanding of how the world of work is tightly interwoven with the tangible and affective world ... More

Keywords: Material culture, Labour history, Printing, Technologies, Gender, Design history, Crafts, deindustrialisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994341
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse Adams Stein, author
University of Technology