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Restructuring: Place, Class and Gender
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Restructuring: Place, Class and Gender


May 1990 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The accelerating economic and social changes of recent years have given rise to a spatial distribution termed "restructuring." Places have been transformed through the developments taking place within them--shifts in the nature and quantity of paid and unpaid work, in social and political mobilization, in cultural and aesthetic experience, and in the built environment. In Restructuring: Place, Class and Gender, the authors analyze these transformations and combine an emphasis on place with an awareness that the developments covered involve every spatial scale from the local to the global. At the local level, this volume draws on the authors' research on change in the city of Lancaster, England. At the general level, the authors relate the local detail to the broader social scientific analysis of social and economic structure. This volume provides an important contribution to international debates on restructuring and the impact of global development on the locality. It will interest researchers and students in sociology, economic and human geography, and urban studies. "Very clearly written with a neat structure...this book represents a substantial contribution to the restructuring debate in a commendably interdisciplinary fashion. Like any such contribution it opens up as many new and exciting questions as it resolves in the realms of theory, method and practice." --Sociology "This book represents a substantial contribution to the restructuring debate in a commendably interdisciplinary fashion. Like any such contribution it opens up as many new and exciting questions as it resolves in the realms of theory, method and practice." --Andy C. Pratt, Coventry Polytechnic "There is something of a 'magical mystery tour' about the book. . . . (the authors) aspire, admirably, to present an integrated picture of the shift from an industrial town and Fordist holiday resort, to a New Times service center, complete with marketable historic features." --Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

 
Introduction
 
Economic Restructuring and Labour Market Change
The Case of Manufacturing  
 
The Restructuring of Services
 
The Experience of Restructuring
 
Culture, Civil Society and Urban Form
 
Social Restructuring and Political Mobilization
 
Conclusion

`provides an excellent synthesis of diverse debates and of conceptual and empirical material... the integration of gender relations in the book's analysis is quite exceptional and deserves to have a major influence on future research across the many themes covered' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

`comprehensive and extensive.... very clearly written.... represents a substantial contribution to the restructuring debate in a commendably interdisciplinary fashion' - Sociology

`The literature review is excellent and the reader is not in any position to challenge the statistical picture given in the historical account. There is much of considerable value in tis book' - Environment and Planning

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