- Series: Special Publication (Institute of British Geographers) (Book 15)
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Academic Pr (December 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0120584808
- ISBN-13: 978-0120584802
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,139,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Redundant Spaces in Cities and Regions: Studies in Industrial Decline and Social Change (Special Publication (Institute of British Geographers))
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The emphasis is on traditional manufacturing and other major industrial occupations. De-industrialisation is put in the context of Britain's long term decline. Most of the decline might have been inevitable, as other countries with similar or larger populations learnt and applied the lessons of development takeoff.
Keep in mind that the book came out in 1983, shortly after Thatcher took office, and when several industries like coal mining were being rationalised into steep decline, due to their uncompetitive nature.
There is much detailed analysis of various British regions. South Wales, notably, suffered greatly, as did the Midlands. But the discussion is not solely on pure economic events. One chapter talks about racial conflict in inner city areas, between migrants and locals competing for a limited number of jobs.
The narrative's bleakness probably stems from when it was written. When unemployment was in the high single digits. Keep in mind that after this, Britain would enter a long period of expansion in the 90s. The sunlit uplands.