Deindustrialization as a folk model.

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Abstract

The concept of the deindustrialization of the United States, the 'widespread systematic disinvestment of the nation's productive capacity', describes an economic reality. But deindustrialization also signals a new political discourse on economy and society, a discourse involving a revised American folk model of unplanned capitalist growth. This folk model falsely dichotomizes Sunbelt and Snowbelt, manufacturing and service sectors, and male and female jobs, and these cultural constructions prevent a clearer analysis of actual global economic shifts. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-257
Number of pages21
JournalUrban Anthropology
Volume14
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Anthropology
  • Urban Studies

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