Changing Work and Community Identities in European Regions: by John Kirk, Steve Jefferys, Sylvie Contrepois

By John Kirk, Steve Jefferys, Sylvie Contrepois

This publication juxtaposes the reports of areas that experience lived or reside via commercial transition in coal-mining and production centres all through Europe, starting the wayto a deeper realizing of the depth of swap and of the way paintings is helping form new identities.

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Valencia: Conselleria d’Empresa, Universitat i Ciencia. Giddens, A. (1992) Modernity and Self-Identity. Cambridge: Polity. Glucksman M. (1995) ‘Why “Work”? Gender and the “Total Social Organization of Labour” ’, Gender, Work and Organisation, II, 2, pp. 63–75. Harvey, D. (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell. Harvey, D. (2006) Spaces of Global Development. London: Verso. Hall, S. and du Gay, P. ) Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage. High, S. (2007) Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialisation.

Their responses were framed by the weakly adversarial trade union policies and an SDP whose mainstream, after witnessing the compulsory unification of the socialists and communists in East Germany and the spread of the politically oppressive regime of state socialism in Russia throughout Eastern Europe, said farewell to socialism at the Godesberg conference in 1956. Apart from some local leaders of the labour movement who survived fascist prosecution and still kept up a rhetorical use of class concepts, workers’ identities strongly tended to reorientate on the middle class (Schelsky, 1965).

Many skilled workers now live outside Nuremberg in the suburbs and commute every working day by car or public transport. 2 per cent of the labour force) were commuting into Nuremberg compared with 41,531 who commuted in the opposite direction (Stadt Nürnberg, 2007b). 5 The former Siemens-Schuckert plant today Source: Lars Meier. 8 per cent for Germany as a whole (Statistisches Bundesamt, 2008a). Overall about one in three Nuremberg citizens have migrant origins, mainly from Turkey, the former Yugoslavia or Greece (Stadt Nürnberg, 2008b).

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