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In the wake of the giant : multinational restructuring and uneven development in a New England community

Author: Max H Kirsch
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998.
Series: SUNY series in the anthropology of work.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on anthropological fieldwork in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, In the Wake of the Giant has implications for towns and cities across the country and internationally. It traces the history of the Pittsfield region, the U.S. economy, and the tidal wave of multinational corporate restructurings. Comparing communities undergoing restructuring to newly independent states, Kirsch shows how these communities confront for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max H Kirsch
ISBN: 0791438279 9780791438275 0791438287 9780791438282
OCLC Number: 37437500
Description: xix, 146 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Problems and issues --
The chosen community --
Community and context --
Restructuring, megaindustrialization, and the expansion of the service sector --
Part 2: A New England community in crisis --
The region and industry in history --
The Pittsfield community --
Development strategies --
Uneven development and community response --
Economics development and social responsibility: a case study.
Series Title: SUNY series in the anthropology of work.
Responsibility: Max H. Kirsch.

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Based on anthropological fieldwork in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, In the Wake of the Giant has implications for towns and cities across the country and internationally. It traces the history of the Pittsfield region, the U.S. economy, and the tidal wave of multinational corporate restructurings. Comparing communities undergoing restructuring to newly independent states, Kirsch shows how these communities confront for the first time the challenge of directing their own present and future. The turmoil that develops as a result of these changes, and the means by which individuals, kin-groups and community voluntary organizations react and adapt are central themes of the book.

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