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By M. Borges,S. Torres

corporation cities first seemed in Europe and North the USA with the commercial revolution and the growth of capital to frontier societies, colonies, and new countries. Their universal function used to be the measure of corporation regulate and supervision, attaining past the place of work into employees' deepest and social lives. significant websites of city experimentation, paternalism, and welfare practices, corporation cities have been additionally contested terrain of negotiations and confrontations among capital and hard work. historic and modern examples from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, this publication explores corporation cities' worldwide succeed in and flexibility to assorted geographical, political, and cultural contexts.

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