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Map of Great Britain

6 Sites

• Aberdeen: Oil capital of Europe. Virtually

unemployment-free. Large regional city in North East

Scotland.

• Coventry: ‘Motown’- traditional centre of the motor

industry. High unemployment.

• Kirkcaldy: traditionally a coal mining and manufacturing

centre- recently there had been an influx of computer

firms [‘Silicon Glen’].

• Northampton: traditional centre for shoe production,

recently emerged as a logistics and financial services

centre.

• Swindon: ‘Sunrise City’- traditional centre for the

manufacture of railroad equipment. Fastest growing town

in Western Europe during the 1980s,

Rochdale [Lancaster Team]

• Class: one of the earliest towns on the

planet to industrialize. Massive working

class presence by 1850.

• Gender: the main industry historically was

textiles. Paid employment for women the

norm since the mid nineteenth century.

• Ethnicity: large inflow of international

migrants from the Indian subcontinent

during 1950s and 1960s.

Rochdale: Cultural Distinctiveness

• Home ownership very high by 1880s.

• Household incomes highest in Europe by 1880s

and 1890s.

• Emergence of ‘fast food’ industry: proto-

McDonaldization [cf Ritzer and Walton].

• Emergence of strong trade unions during the

1870s.

• Growth of leisure industries: holidaying and

professional spectator sports [football, rugby

league and cricket]

General Theoretical Starting Points

• Weberian Sociology: class is a complex system. There

are other important aspects of social stratification

• Neo-Ricardian Economics: asymmetric conflict between

capital and labour. Indeterminate outcomes.

• ‘Annales’ school of Structuralist History: social change is

a relatively slow process. Distinction between ‘structure’.

‘conjuncture’ and ‘events’.

• All share the approach of suggesting appropriate ways

of seeing not what is seen [analagous to a camera/ MRI]


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Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in relazioni internazionali
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Docente: Penn Roger
Università: Bologna - Unibo
A.A.: 2009-2010

I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher Atreyu di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Social Change and Economic Life in Britain e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Bologna - Unibo o del prof Penn Roger.

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