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The half-life of deindustrialization : working-class writing about economic restructuring, Sherry Lee Linkon

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The half-life of deindustrialization : working-class writing about economic restructuring
Title
The half-life of deindustrialization
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working-class writing about economic restructuring
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Sherry Lee Linkon
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eng
Summary
  • "Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its longterm effects continue to ripple through working-class culture. Economic restructuring changed the experience of work, disrupted people's sense of self, reshaped local landscapes, and redefined community identities and expectations. Through it all, working-class writers have told stories that reflect the importance of memory and the struggle to imagine a different future. These stories make clear that the social costs of deindustrialization affect not only those who lost their jobs but also their children, their communities, and American culture. Through analysis of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and drama, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization shows why people and communities cannot simply "get over" the losses of economic restructuring. The past provides inspiration and strength for working-class people, even as the contrast between past and present highlights what has been lost in the service economy. The memory of productive labor and stable, proud working-class communities shapes how people respond to contemporary economic, social, and political issues. These stories can help us understand the resentment, frustration, pride, and persistence of the American working class"--
  • "Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its long-term effects continue to ripple through working-class culture. Economic restructuring changed the experience of work, disrupted people's sense of self, reshaped local landscapes, and redefined community identities and expectations. Through it all, working-class writers have told stories that reflect the importance of memory and the struggle to imagine a different future. These stories make clear that the social costs of deindustrialization affect not only those who lost their jobs but also their children, their communities, and American culture. Through analysis of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and drama, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization shows why people and communities cannot simply "get over" the losses of economic restructuring. The past provides inspiration and strength for working-class people, even as the contrast between past and present highlights what has been lost in the service economy. The memory of productive labor and stable, proud working-class communities shapes how people respond to contemporary economic, social, and political issues. These stories can help us understand the resentment, frustration, pride, and persistence of the American working class"--
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1959-
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Linkon, Sherry Lee
Dewey number
338.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5708.55.U6
LC item number
L56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Class : culture
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  • Deindustrialization
  • Industrial policy
  • Working class
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Deindustrialization
  • Economic history
  • Industrial policy
  • Social conditions
  • Working class
  • United States
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The half-life of deindustrialization : working-class writing about economic restructuring, Sherry Lee Linkon
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm.
Isbn
9780472073795
Lccn
2017052937
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)1012346684
  • (OCoLC)ybp14981898
Label
The half-life of deindustrialization : working-class writing about economic restructuring, Sherry Lee Linkon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780472073795
Lccn
2017052937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012346684
  • (OCoLC)ybp14981898

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