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Beyond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization

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ISBN: 0801439213
Издательство: ILR Press
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionThe immediate impact of deindustrialization?the suffering inflicted upon workers, their families, and their communities?has been widely reported by scholars and journalists. In this important volume, the authors seek to move discussion of America?s industrial decline beyond the immediate ramifications of plant shutdowns by placing it into a broader social, political, and economic context. Emphasizing a historical approach, the authors explore the multiple meanings of one ofthe major transformations of the twentieth century. The concept of deindustrialization entered the popular and scholarly lexicon in 1982 with the publication of The Deindustrialization of America, by Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. Beyond the Ruins both builds upon and departs from the insights presented in that benchmark study. In this volume, the authors rethink the chronology, memory, geography, culture, and politics of industrial change in America. Taken together,...