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Title Changing work and community identities in European regions : perspectives on the past and present / edited by John Kirk, Sylvie Contrepois and Steve Jefferys
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Identity studies in the social sciences
Identity studies in the social sciences.
Contents 1. Approaching regional and identity change in Europe / John Kirk, Sylvie Contrepois and Steve Jefferys -- 2. Industrial, urban and worker identity transitions in Nuremberg / Lars Meier and Markus Promberger -- 3. Industrial decline, economic regeneration and identities in the Paris region / Sylvie Contrepois -- 4. Two Spanish cities at the crossroads: changing identities in Elda and Alcoy / María Arnal [and others] -- 5. Post-cmmunist transitions: mapping the landscapes in Upper Silesia / Kazimiera Wódz with Krzysztif Łȩcki, Jolanta Klimczak-Ziółek and MaciejWitkowski -- 6. Zonguldak coalfield and the past and future of Turkish coal-mining communities / H. Tarik Şengül and E. Attila Aytekin -- 7. Representing identity and work in transition: the case of South Yorkshire coal-mining communities in Britain / John Kirk, with Steve Jefferys and Christine Wall -- 8. A skyline of European identities / Sylvie Contrepois, Steve Jefferys and John Kirk
Summary What happens when you take people who come from an industrial background stretching back generations, and remove or radically change the industrial landscape? This book examines the experiences of regions that have lived or are living through these transitions in coal-mining and manufacturing centres located in Turkey, Poland, the UK, Germany, France and Spain. What have been the major changes? What, if anything, remains of the collective cohesion that was formerly structured by the world of huge industrial enterprises? What has happened to the built fabric and spaces once dominated by full employment and confident manual workforces? What transition experiences are held in common between these different countries of a broader Europe? The studies in this book by leading authorities on identity, urbanisation and social change open the way to a deeper understanding of the intensity of change and of the continuing importance of work in shaping new identities
"This book juxtaposes the experiences of regions that have lived or are living through industrial transition in coal-mining and manufacturing centres throughout Europe, opening the wayto a deeper understanding of the intensity of change and of how work helps shape new identities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development -- European Union countries
Deindustrialization -- European Union countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Classes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
HISTORY -- Social History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic development.
Regional economic disparities.
SUBJECT European Union countries -- Regional economic disparities
Subject European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Kirk, John, 1957-
Contrepois, Sylvie
Jefferys, Steve
ISBN 9780230353916