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Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Jim Tomlinson and Christopher A. Whatley


This book traces the process of industrial decline in Dundee from the Victorian era onwards and the social and political reverberations of this decline. It is a story of urban transformation, and how this impacted on jobs, the physical environment, social life, culture and politics. The book details how, as the Victorian era drew to a close, Dundee was the world's jute manufacturing capital — ‘Juteopolis’. It shows that behind this success was a harsh working environment, low wages, abysmal living conditions, and appalling social distress, especially for the industry's predominantly female wor ... More

Keywords: Dundee, jute manufacture, Juteopolis, City of Discovery, industrial decline, Victorian Britain, Biosciences, computer games

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781845860905
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Tomlinson, editor
University of Dundee

Christopher A. Whatley, editor