Gender, work and community after de-industrialisation : a psychosocial approach to affect /
Valerie Walkerdine, Luis Jimenez.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
viii, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
0230247067, 9780230247062
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Valerie Walkerdine is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. She is Editor of the journal Subjectivity. Her previous books include Growing up Girl: Psychosocial Explorations of Gender and Class and Children, Gender, Videogames: Towards a Relational Approach to Multimedia. She is also a mixed media and installation artist. Luis Jimenez is Senior Lecture in the School of Psychology, University of East London, UK. He is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, physician and sociologist.
Review Quotes
'This illuminating book leads its rapt readers to discover a deeply buried and greatly important truth for people in a small town in south Wales. For 200 years the town absorbed the insecurities of the market for iron and steel, until one day, the work of handling them left and with it the male honor based on such work and an identity based on that honor. Loss, collective grief, the unconscious passing down of grief from man to woman and from father to son- this is the story of life in one small town, and in the modern world at large. A brilliant book.' - Arlie Hochschild, Full Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkelye, USA and author of The Managed Heart and The Outsourced Self.
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Description for Bookstore
This book explores the psychosocial and gendered effects of deindustrialization, looking at how a community deals with the ghost of its past and faces an uncertain, globalised future
Long Description
How does an industrial community cope when they are told that closure is inevitable? What if this is only the last in a 200 year long line of threats, insecurities and closure? How did people weather the storms and how do they face the future now? While attempts to regenerate communities are everywhere, we do not often hear from the people themselves just how they managed to create safe collective spaces or how the fall of the whole house of cards brought with it effects which can be felt by young people who never knew the town when it was an industrial heartland. We hear the story of how men and women tried to cope and still want to retain their community in the face of its destruction. What can they and will they have to pass to the next generation and where will that leave the young people themselves, who have nothing to stay for but are unable to leave? This book examines these crucial questions facing post-industrial societies.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume explores the processes of community, regeneration, relationality and affect in a small Welsh town after the closure of its iron and steel works - an industry at the heart of this community.
Main Description
This book explores the processes of community, regeneration, relationality and affect in a small Welsh town after the closure of its iron and steel works - an industry at the heart of this community.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Two Hundred Years of Iron and Steelp. 6
Advanced Liberalismp. 32
Communal Beingness and Affectp. 46
De-Industrialisation, Suffering, Crisis and Catastrophep. 72
Producing Pride in Masculinity: The Hard Steelworkerp. 92
The Next Generationp. 117
Women, Gays and Mammy's Boysp. 137
What about the Women?p. 162
To the Future?p. 182
Notesp. 192
Bibliographyp. 196
Indexp. 211
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