Industrial ruination, community and place : landscapes and legacies of urban decline
Mah, Alice (2012) Industrial ruination, community and place : landscapes and legacies of urban decline. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442645493Full text not available from this repository.
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Abandoned factories, shipyards, warehouses, and refineries are features of many industrialized cities around the world. But despite their state of decline, these derelict sites remain vitally connected with the urban landscapes that surround them. In this enlightening new book, Alice Mah explores the experiences of urban decline and post-industrial change in three different community contexts: Niagara Falls, Canada/USA; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; and Ivanovo, Russia.
Employing a unique methodological approach that combines ethnographic, spatial, and documentary methods, Mah draws on international comparisons of the landscapes and legacies of industrial ruination over the past forty years. Through this, she foregrounds the complex challenges of living with prolonged uncertainty and deprivation amidst socioeconomic change. This rich comparative study makes an essential contribution to far-reaching debates about the decline of manufacturing, regeneration, and identity, and will have important implications for urban theory and policy.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press|
|Place of Publication:||Toronto|
|Number of Pages:||240|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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