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Author Beattie, Geoffrey.

Title Hard lines : voices from deep within a recession / Geoffrey Beattie ; with photographs by Bill Stephenson.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  Q40406    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents No work 9 -- Work 35 -- Moving up 75 -- Moving down 99 -- Crime and vice 125 -- Being somebody 163 -- Distractions 193.
Summary This is a book about Britain during a time of "negative de-industrialization". It is not, however, a book about economics or statistics, but about people and the lives they lead in the midst of change and uncertainty. It is about men and women hit by economic forces beyond their control, and getting back up off the canvas, or staying down. It is about being unemployed. It is about trying to get a business off the ground, and living with the risk, and trying to get through the consequences of the failure, or the success. It is about crime and vice and all the other distractions in life. It is about threat and survival, and trying to be somebody at a tune when the green shoots of recovery were still not visible through the stony ground of Northern industrial Britain. It is about what it was like to be there at the sharp end when the foundries and furnaces and the mines all stopped, to see the human cost of negative de-industrialization, to see how some survived.
Other author Stephenson, Bill.
Subject Recessions -- England, Northern.
Working class -- England, Northern.
England, Northern -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
England, Northern -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
ISBN 0719053625 No price : Formerly CIP