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The Anthropology of Postindustrialism: Ethnographies of Disconnection
  • Ismael Vaccaro, McGill University
  • Krista Harper
  • D Seth Murray, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
This volume explores how mechanisms of postindustrial capitalism affect places and people in peripheral regions and de-industrializing cities. While studies of globalization tend to emphasize localities newly connected to global systems, this collection, in contrast, analyzes the disconnection of communities away from the market, presenting a range of ethnographic case studies that scrutinize the framework of this transformative process, analyzing new social formations that are emerging in the voids left behind by the de-industrialization, and introducing a discussion on the potential impacts of the current economic and ecological crises on the hyper-mobile model that has characterized this recent phase of global capitalism and spatially uneven development.
  • postindustrialism,
  • deindustrialization,
  • development,
  • economic anthropology,
  • ethnography,
  • community studies,
  • globalization,
  • capitalism,
  • political economy,
  • urban and regional studies
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Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper and D Seth Murray. The Anthropology of Postindustrialism: Ethnographies of Disconnection. New York(2016)
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