This book of essays, which draws on the expertise of leading textile scholars in Britain and the United States, focuses on the problem of and responses to foreign competition in textiles from the late nineteenth century to the present day. A short introductory essay by the editor is followed by a survey of the debates surrounding the British cotton industry, foreign competition and competitive advantage. The other essays consider various aspects of that competition, including textile machine-making, Lancashire perceptions of the rise of Japan during the inter-war period and responses to foreign competition in the British cotton industry since 1945, whilst others deal with the decline and rise of merchanting in UK textiles and European competition in woollen yarn and cloth from 1870 to 1914. A recurring theme in a number of the essays is Japanese competitive advantage in textiles. The book is unique since although there are numerous books dealing with the problems of British staple industries, none focuses primarily on the issue of competition, its sources and responses, nor on textiles in general rather than a single industry. Moreover, since the scope is international rather than limited only to the UK, it follows recent trends in British busines history away from single company case studies towards a more thematic, comparative approach. In addition, the international authorship of these papers gives this book, first published in 1991, wide appeal.
This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
This book traces how the nature of competition in this sector has evolved during the last two hundred years and how and why the locus of competitive advantage in textiles and apparel has moved from country to country since 1945.
Publisher: National Research Council of Canada nrc
Category: Canada, Eastern
This document discusses the following historical details of the industry: technological developments, 1750-1850 and 1850-1950; homespun cloth production; tariffs and finances and their effect on growth; labour working conditions; geographical distribution; structures; and the postwar industry. It also examines the physical legacy of the textile industry in Montreal, the eastern townships, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Cornwall, Ontario, Almonte, Ontario, Cambridge, Ontario, Paris, Ontario, Toronto, Hamilton, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.