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Restructuring: Place, Class and Gender by Paul Bagguley, Jane Mark-Lawson, Dan Shapiro


Restructuring: Place, Class and Gender by Paul Bagguley, Jane Mark-Lawson, Dan Shapiro

The authors analyze the ways in which places have been transformed through the changes taking place within them - shifts in the nature and quantity of paid and unpaid work, in social and political mobilization, in cultural and aesthetic experience and in the built environment. Using a locality study of Lancaster, they emphasize place as a decisive point in understanding social and economic changes. They consider how successfully concepts of `restructuring' explain the relation between local and global change. The book will be a major contribution to international debates on restructuring and the impact of global change on the locality. It will also be of interest to all social scientists interested in the sociology, economy and human geography of contemporary Britain.


`provides an excellent synthesis of diverse debates and of conceptual and empirical material... the integration of gender relations in the book's analysis is quite exceptional and deserves to have a major influence on future research across the many themes covered' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

`comprehensive and extensive.... very clearly written.... represents a substantial contribution to the restructuring debate in a commendably interdisciplinary fashion' - Sociology

`The literature review is excellent and the reader is not in any position to challenge the statistical picture given in the historical account. There is much of considerable value in tis book' - Environment and Planning

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Publication date

4th April 1990


Paul Bagguley, Jane Mark-Lawson, Dan Shapiro

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SAGE Publications Ltd


256 pages


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