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Images of Industrial Life and Vocational Training: Scouting as a Liminal Space for Educating a Workers’ Elite in 1920s Luxembourg
Herman, Frederik []
Priem, Karin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
History of Education
Taylor & Francis
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United Kingdom
[en] Corporate photography ; Boy scouts ; liminality
[en] This paper looks at a specific set of corporate images, namely photographs of apprentices of the Luxembourg steel conglomerate ARBED, and analyzes how young workers are depicted in these images. The paper draws on a collection of 2,251 glass plate negatives (re)presenting ARBED’s industrial cosmos, including its vocational school the Institut Emile Metz. The roughly 160 images of apprentices contained in the collection put on display the apprentices’ bodies and a variety of activities in different contexts. The images’ contents testify to the institute’s programmatic hybridity and the constant (re-)mix of formal and semi-formal learning activities intended to educate natural, urban, mobile and communal men and future workers. Our focus is on Boy Scouts activities in a variety of different environments, which have functioned as a liminal space for educating a workers’ elite, mitigating the risks of industrialization and fostering social harmony and cultural belonging.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Public History and Outreach (PHO)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
FnR ; FNR3978734 > Karin Priem > FAMOSO > Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to New Societal Challenges (ca. 1865-1965) > 01/03/2013 > 29/02/2016 > 2012

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