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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Dec
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revised Italian & Italian-American Internment camp locations in the United States in WWII
spelling, focus
Dec
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why didn't the European Christians take back Constantinopole?
Dec
1
comment Prominent examples of scientific racism in ancient Greece
I would be strongly interested in Benjamin Isaac's theoretical categories of "racism" and "science" since they're not the ones that I commonly interact with and he seems to be using them idiosyncratically.
Nov
30
comment Rommel's letter to his wife from November 16, 1942
Also the FAQ restrains us from answering source requests. (A decent source book will indicate the archives consulted, and the archival citation for originals)
Nov
26
comment What is the history of Research and Development laboratories?
Proletarianisation in the technical sense of a reduction of work to wage labour. 19th century development happened individually, and often as a vocation expressed by bourgeois. Or as Miller attests in relation to earlier "Discoveries" in collective situations of work (steel manufacture) where the work itself (steel) was the object of research. The "research lab" produced "research" as a form of commodified labour paid a wage. Labs, through concentration, regularisation, wage, etc. have been part of reducing post-docs, for example, to the status of low paid workers.
Nov
25
answered What is the history of Research and Development laboratories?
Nov
25
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Nov
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reviewed Edit What is the history of Research and Development laboratories?
Nov
25
revised What is the history of Research and Development laboratories?
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Nov
25
reviewed Leave Closed Historically, how come we have 7 days in a week?
Nov
25
comment Good online sources for historical maps
This question appears to be off-topic because it is source request, an explicitly excluded type of question.
Nov
25
comment What were the key differences between United States' and Indian revolutions?
I agree particularly with @MarkC.Wallace 's final sentence. These are the ways I'd see this answer expanded (to book length treatment).
Nov
15
comment Why is the United States the only developed country whose labour laws leave most up to the employer?
The first paragraph is junk. Australia is a federal state, with industrial powers vested in states (more complex in Victoria with wages boards), and where the states preceded federation. Australia had mandatory federal and in most states state arbitration of disputes by courts or tribunals with compulsory unionism, mandatory binding awards, and a labour party in power. Federalism isn't the reason (see any number of comparative industrial relations texts).
Nov
15
comment What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
Value form circulated in the 1930s in the five year plans. Prices of production requiring realisation and the existence of wage labour are reasonable demonstrations of this. This is bouncing off towards another question though.
Nov
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revised What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
consolidate sectional elucidation and criticism better.
Nov
14
comment What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
@Anixx One man management and the crippling and then destruction of workplace soviets? Geographic soviets elected from a substitutionalist party with the base of its membership recruited from the aristocracy and bourgeoisie prior to 1918? The NEP and the continued circulation of value form? Lenin's articulation of proletarian dictatorship as a dictatorship over the proletariat—compare and contrast to workers assemblies in Spain or Hungary 56 where Bolshevik influence was absent.
Nov
13
answered What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
Nov
12
comment Is there a study about what would have happened if Khmer Rouge remained in power in Cambodia?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a resource request for counterfactuals.
Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Oct
30
comment Where there any major battles between Australian Aborigines and English Colonists?
IIRC, sustained low-intensity warfare in the now Sydney basin brought the first fleet near to starvation. The question fetishises the tactical.