Famous and (Infamous) Workplace and Community Training

A Social History of Training and Development

  • David M. Kopp

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About this book


This book explores the social history of training and development and describes how ordinary training systems were linked to extraordinary events.  Using instrumental case studies, the author explores the direct and indirect motives behind famous and infamous training systems of history such as the methods used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Beatles, those used by the Third Reich in training forced labor, and in the social guidance films of the 1950’s, among others. This book links modern-day themes of corporate and community social responsibility and social justice to historical cases of workplace and community training; in addition, it offers a unique view of business history that students and scholars can relate to, and contributes to a more thorough and robust inquiry into critical human resource development, ethics in the workplace, and the nature of training adults, in general.


Business Human Resource Management International Business Corporate Social Responsibility training manuals KSA HRD HRM physiognomy Rosie the Riveter WWII propaganda The Beatles Child rearing Hitler Youth Mental hygiene films Nazi Germany Duck and cover

Authors and affiliations

  • David M. Kopp
    • 1
  1. 1.Barry UniversityMiami, FLUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59752-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59753-3
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