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The new economy and the modern South

Author: Michael Dennis
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: Working in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The technological revolution of the late twentieth century evokes images of California's Silicon Valley, NASDAQ traders on Wall Street, and techno-savvy hipsters in Seattle. This revolution played a key role in the global economic shift from industrial to increasingly service-oriented production, known as the New Economy." "Until the 1990s, Virginia and the South had for centuries stood at the center of American

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Dennis, Michael, 1967-
New economy and the modern South.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dennis
ISBN: 9780813032917 0813032911
OCLC Number: 226356612
Description: xii, 346 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The South in the era of market dominance --
Reengineered and rewired: downsized business and the insecure worker --
After the deluge: office workers and the era of uncertainty in Virginia --
Wealth against commonwealth: Southern labor in the era of market dominance --
Trading in Southern futures: NAFTA and Virginia --
Virginia is for business: selling the commonwealth in the competition era --
Dreams of revolution: Virginia's conservatives in the 1990s --
Democratic vistas in the Old Dominion: organizing for change among working Virginians --
Only yesterday: hope and disillusionment at the end of a century.
Series Title: Working in the Americas.
Responsibility: Michael Dennis ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin.
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Explores the result of the Sunbelt South's success in attracting both high-tech and manufacturing firms with promises of minimal taxes, anti-union policies, and a business-friendly attitude. This  Read more...


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Reminds us in the age of globalization that the local does indeed matter. - Richard Greenwald, Drew University ""Dennis's tour de force study brings a progressive historical analysis to the politics Read more...

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