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Industrial archaeology

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South Wales Collieries Volume 3

South Wales Collieries Volume 3

Author: Owen David Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2002

This is part of a series on South Wales Collieries, which illustrates the area's industrial history during the past 200 years, in text and photographs, and gives a glimpse of both working and village life in the valleys.

'The Hotties'

'The Hotties'

Author: M. Krupa, Richard Heawood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2002

The remains of Pilkingtons' No 9 Tank House represent a unique survival from the 19th century, an period of rapid development within the glass industry characterised by innovative but short-lived design. These remains are now recognised as the most complete known glass furnace structures of their era. Between 1991 and 1997, Lancaster University Archaeological Unit (now Oxford Archaeology North) conducted a programme of standing building survey, excavation, and oral and documentary research, targeted on the remains on the 'Hotties' site, in St Helens, Merseyside. The tank house was purpose-built by Pilkingtons in 1887 for the manufacture of window glass using the blown cylinder method; the cone house element of the complex still stands, and is an impressive Grade II Listed building. The investigations revealed the surviving base-level remains of a continuous tank furnace, with its regenerator chambers and gas supply flues still largely intact. This report on the excavation of the site includes chapters on the historical background to glass making at Pilkingtons, the phases of construction and redevelopment at the 'Hotties' site, working conditions and industrial relations, and a discussion of the role of Pilkingtons in the development of the British glass industry.

The Archaeology of Mills and Milling

The Archaeology of Mills and Milling

Author: Martin Watts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2002

This account of grain mills and milling from prehistory, through Roman and medieval times, to the post-medieval and modern period is not just another book about windmills and watermills. Concentrating on Britain, it looks at the archaeological evidence for the early periods and at the interpretation of remains and standing mills, along with documentary evidence, for the last millennium. Individual chapters cover a brief history of the study of mills; the prehistory of milling; the introduction of mechanical milling by the Romans; the Anglo-Saxon mills; medieval mills, whether monastic, castle-based or secular; post-medieval and modern mills. The work is completed by a full glossary of technical terms and a bibliography for further reading.

Transference

Transference

Author: Joseph (Columbia University, USA) Schachter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2001

The theory of transference and the centrality of transference interpretation have been hallmarks of psychoanalysis since its inception. But the time has come to subject traditional theory and practice to careful, critical scrutiny in the light of contemporary science. So holds Joseph Schachter, whose Transference: Shibboleth or Albatross? undertakes this timely and thought-provoking task. After identifying the weaknesses and inconsistencies in Freud's original premises about transference, Schachter demonstrates how contemporary developmental research across a variety of domains effectively overturns any theory that posits a linear deterministic relationship between early childhood and adult psychic functioning, including the adult patient's treatment behavior toward the analyst. No less trenchantly, he shows how contemporary chaos theory complements developmental research by making the very endeavor of historical reconstruction - of backward prediction - suspect on logical grounds. Nor, Schacter continues, does the clinical evidence normally adduced in support of transference theory provide the firm bedrock of data that most analysts suppose to exist. What one finds, he holds, are endlessly reiterated claims of identifying determining historical antecedents sustained only by descriptions of current behaviors through a gloss of theory. Less a polemic than a call to order, Transference: Shibboleth or Albatross? is cogently argued and straightforwardly written. It is destined to be a thorn in the side of analysts who resist change and a spur to those who seek to bring analytic theory into closer alignment with contemporary science in the interest of improves treatment efficacy.

Transference

Transference

Author: Joseph (Columbia University, USA) Schachter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2001

The theory of transference and the centrality of transference interpretation have been hallmarks of psychoanalysis since its inception. But the time has come to subject traditional theory and practice to careful, critical scrutiny in the light of contemporary science. So holds Joseph Schachter, whose Transference: Shibboleth or Albatross? undertakes this timely and thought-provoking task. After identifying the weaknesses and inconsistencies in Freud's original premises about transference, Schachter demonstrates how contemporary developmental research across a variety of domains effectively overturns any theory that posits a linear deterministic relationship between early childhood and adult psychic functioning, including the adult patient's treatment behavior toward the analyst. No less trenchantly, he shows how contemporary chaos theory complements developmental research by making the very endeavor of historical reconstruction - of backward prediction - suspect on logical grounds. Nor, Schacter continues, does the clinical evidence normally adduced in support of transference theory provide the firm bedrock of data that most analysts suppose to exist. What one finds, he holds, are endlessly reiterated claims of identifying determining historical antecedents sustained only by descriptions of current behaviors through a gloss of theory. Less a polemic than a call to order, Transference: Shibboleth or Albatross? is cogently argued and straightforwardly written. It is destined to be a thorn in the side of analysts who resist change and a spur to those who seek to bring analytic theory into closer alignment with contemporary science in the interest of improves treatment efficacy.

Jukung-Boats from the Barito Basin, Borneo

Jukung-Boats from the Barito Basin, Borneo

Author: Erik Petersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2000

Jukungs are boats that are constructed over hollowed out and expanded tree trunks, before being crafted by boatbuilders into a variety of sizes, from simple small baots to large passenger-ferries. Erik Pedersen, an architect, became interested in these boats while living in Borneo, and has here collected a unique body of material on these fascinating vessels.

Stone Quarry Landscapes

Stone Quarry Landscapes

Author: Peter Stainer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2000

Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

Author: Michael Stratton, Barrie Trinder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2000

This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond to the growing interest in twentieth-century architecture and industrial archaeology. The book is well illustrated with superb and unique illustrations drawn from the archives of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. It will mark and celebrate the end of the century with a tribute to its remarkable built industrial heritage.

The Archaeology of Buildings

The Archaeology of Buildings

Author: Richard K. Morriss Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2000

This is a complete handbook for those wishing to reconstruct the history of a building.'

CERAMIC PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

CERAMIC PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2000

CERAMICS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AMONG THE HOHOKAM

CERAMICS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AMONG THE HOHOKAM

Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2000