Call for paper proposals for a session on Company Towns in Comparative Perspective for the 15th World History Economic Congress which will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from August 3 to 7, 2009. The session is organized by Marcelo Borges (Dickinson College) and Susana Torres (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia and Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral). We are looking for papers that analyze different national and historical cases in a comparative and global perspective. The session will have approximately 10 participants.
This session will focus on the historical experiences of company towns in different geographic and cultural contexts around the globe, exploring aspects such as labor-capital relations, working experiences, gender relations, social and family life, migrations and ethnic relations, economic organization, and spatial dimensions of work, social interactions and power. It will also compare the historical developments of company towns with other single enterprise communities such as factory villages or mill towns.
Scholars interested in participating in this session should send a 300-500 word proposal and CV by May 15, 2008. Complete papers will be due by March 15, 2009.
For more information about the World Economic History Congress, visit their website at http://www.wehc2009.org/
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