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The ‘New’ Sociology of Deindustrialisation?: Understanding Industrial Change

Strangleman, Tim, Rhodes, James (2014) The ‘New’ Sociology of Deindustrialisation?: Understanding Industrial Change. Sociology Compass, 8 (4). pp. 411-421. ISSN 1751-9020. (doi:10.1111/soc4.12143) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:38246)

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Abstract

This article reviews a range of new and established writing on deindustrialisation. It traces the origins of the concept from its popularisation in the early 1980s with the onset of large scale loss in the industrial regions of North America and Europe. We argue that with the passage of time, the academic field of deindustrialisation has matured as the scale and consequences of industrial loss become more apparent. We suggest here that sociology has not made the contribution it could have in this debate and that one of the key strengths of the area is its interdisciplinary nature; especially from disciplines such as geography, anthropology, and social history. Its key aim is to explain why this is the case and suggest that by fully engaging with the issue of deindustrialisation and the range of new material available, the sociology of economic life can develop a more rounded account both of work and its absence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/soc4.12143
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38246 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Strangleman, Tim: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1826-8497
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