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By Marek Korczynski

Even if for weavers on the handloom, workers on the plough, or manufacturing unit employees at the meeting line, tune has usually been a key texture in people's operating lives. This publication is the 1st to discover the wealthy heritage of track at paintings in Britain and charts the adventure from the making a song cultures of pre-industrial occupations, to the impression and makes use of of the manufacturing unit radio, through the silencing impression of industrialization. the 1st a part of the e-book discusses how frequent cultures of making a song at paintings have been in pre-industrial handbook occupations. the second one and 3rd elements of the e-book exhibit how musical silence reigned with industrialization, until eventually the conscientiously managed advent of song once you paintings within the Nineteen Forties. carrying on with the research to the current day, Rhythms of work explains how staff have clung to and reclaimed renowned track at the radio in determined and artistic methods.

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