Book ID: CBB778119494

Rationed Life: Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918 (2016)


Rudolf Kučera (Author)

Berghahn Books

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 311
Language: English

Far from the battlefront, hundreds of thousands of workers toiled in Bohemian factories over the course of World War I, and their lives were inescapably shaped by the conflict. In particular, they faced new and dramatic forms of material hardship that strained social ties and placed in sharp relief the most mundane aspects of daily life, such as when, what, and with whom to eat. This study reconstructs the experience of the Bohemian working class during the Great War through explorations of four basic spheres―food, labor, gender, and protest―that comprise a fascinating case study in early twentieth-century social history.

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Review Eagle Glassheim (2017) Review of "Rationed Life: Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918". American Historical Review (p. 1338). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Eckart, Wolfgang U.
Fara, Patricia
Hofer, Hans-Georg
Kloot, William Van der
Lansing, Michael J.
Letté, Michel
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Environmental History
History of Psychiatry
History of Science
International Journal of Middle East Studies
University of Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Stuttgart Steiner
World War I
Food and foods
Labor and laborers
Science and war; science and the military
Science and industry
Working class
Schmidt-Nielsen, Sigval
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
17th century
United States
Czech Republic
Vienna (Austria)
Great Britain
Minnesota (U.S.)

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