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De-Industrialization

Social,Cultural, and Political Aspects

Bert Altena og Marcel van der Linden

Cambridge University Press 2003, 182 s. ISBN: 0521532167
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De-industrialization processes have accompanied industrialization from the start, both regionally and globally. Most historical studies of de-industrialization focus on economic issues, including structural causes and forms of unemployment. Much less attention is usually paid to the social and cultural aspects. What are the consequences of de-industrialization for working-class families and their communities? How does de-industrialization affect working-class culture, trade unions, traditional labour parties, and the regional social, educational and cultural infrastructure? Are gender relations changed by de-industrialization? These subjects are explored by the contributors to this volume. Their essays deal with effects of de-industrialization processes in different contexts. In doing so they propose a wide scope for the study of industrial devolution.

Contributors
Christopher Johnson, Franco Barchiesi, Bridget Kenny, Darren G. Lilleker, Stefan Goch, Robert Forrant, Gregory Wilson, Chitra Joshi, Tarik Sengul

Contents
De-Industrialization: Introduction Christopher Johnson; From Workshop to Wasteland: Deindustrialisation and Fragmentation of the Black Working Class on the East Rand (South Africa), 1990–1999 Franco Barchiesi and Bridget Kenny; Whose Left? Working Class Political Allegiances in Post-Industrial Britain Darren G. Lilleker; Betterment Without Airs: Social, Cultural, and Political Consequences of the Deindustrialization in the Ruhr Stefan Goch; The International Association of Machinists, Pratt & Whitney and the struggle for a blue-collar future in Connecticut Robert Forrant; ‘Our Chronic and Desperate Situation’: Anthracite Communities and the Emergence of Redevelopment Policy in Pennsylvania and the United States, 1945–1965 Gregory Wilson; The Consequences of De-Industrialization for Women Workers in the Indian Textile Industry Chitra Joshi; De-Industrialization in Turkish Mining Industries: The Case of Zonguldak Tarik Sengul.