Hilary Orange, ed. Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Societies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2015
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Industrial Sites, Urbanism, Memory, Heritage, Archaeology
The edited volume Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Societies, which developed out of two panels at conferences of the Theoretical Archaeology Group and the European Association of Archaeologists, examines the varied afterlives of industrial sites after the abandonment of active production. Deindustrialization has radically transformed places and their communities and led to economic degeneration, material decay, and unemployment, with 22 million jobs lost between 1969 and 1976 in the United States alone.