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The end of the line : lost jobs, new lives in postindustrial America

Author: Kathryn Marie Dudley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1994.
Series: Morality and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evocative and powerful portrait of America in transition, The End of the Line 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 twentieth century, Kenosha had forged its identity and politics around the interests of the auto industry. When nearly six thousand workers lost their jobs in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Marie Dudley
ISBN: 0226169081 9780226169088
OCLC Number: 28665445
Description: xxv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The tradition of opportunity --
pt. 1. What happened to the American dream? --
Kenosha had a dream --
Keep Kenosha open! --
Dollars and diplomas --
pt. 2. Culture of the mind --
Turning the tables --
Social Darwinism revisited --
That haunting thing --
pt. 3. Culture of the hands --
Shopfloor culture --
Badges of ability --
Broken promises --
Mapping the moral terrain --
Conclusion : American primitive.
Series Title: Morality and society.
Responsibility: Kathryn Marie Dudley.
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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 town. Through interviews with displaced autoworkers  Read more...

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