The End of the Line: Lost Jobs, New Lives in Postindustrial America - Morality and Society Series (Hardback)Kathryn Marie Dudley (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/05/1994
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This volume tells the story of what the 1988 closing of the Chrysler assembly plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, meant to the people who lived in that company town. Since the early days of the 20th century, Kenosha had forged its identity and politics around the interests of the auto industry. When nearly 6000 workers lost their jobs in the shutdown, the community faced not only a serious economic crisis but also a profound moral one. In this study, Dudley describes the painful, often confusing process of change that residents of Kenosha, like the increasing number of Americans who are caught in the crossfire of de-industrialization, were forced to undergo. Through interviews with displaced autoworkers and Kenosha's community leaders, high-school counsellors and a rising class of upwardly mobile professionals, Dudley dramatizes the lessons Kenoshans drew from the plant shutdown.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 278 x 154 x 22 mm
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