Since the Boom: Continuity and Change in the Western Industrialized World after 1970
The 1970s are of particular relevance for understanding the socio-economic changes still shaping Western societies today.The collapse of traditional manufacturing industries like coal and steel, shipbuilding, and printing, as well as the rise of the service sector, contributed to a notable sense of decline and radical transformation.
Building on the seminal work of Lutz Raphael and Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, Nach dem Boom, which identified a "social transformation of revolutionary quality" that ushered in "digital financial capitalism," this volume features a series of essays that reconsider the idea of a structural break in the 1970s. Contributors draw on case studies from France, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Germany to examine the validity of the "after the boom" hypothesis. Since the Boom attempts to bridge the gap between the English and highly productive German debates on the 1970s.
- Series: German and European Studies
- World Rights
- Page Count: 280 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationSebastian Voigt is an assistant professor at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich – Berlin.
Table of contents
Section One: Ambivalences
1. Crisis or Opportunity? Amway and an Unfamiliar Story of Economic Growth in the 1970s
2. Crisis? What Crisis? Mass Consumption in Great Britain in the 1970s and Early 1980s
3. Decent Work in the Home? Household Workers and the Crisis of Social Reproduction since the 1970s
Section Two: Adaptations
4. The Clandestine Crisis: Migrant Labor in an Age of Deindustrialization
5. Challenges of Computerization: The Example of the Printing Unions
6. Soft Skills in an Age of Crises: Continuing Training as Economic Coping Strategy in the 1970s
Section Three: (Dis-)Continuities
7. Deindustrialization and the Globalization Discourse in France since 1980
8. Look to the Future, Embrace your Past: Regional Industrialization Policies and Their Aftermath
Bart Hoogeboom and Marijn Molema
9. The End of Long-Established Certainties: The Transformation of Germany Inc. since the late 1980s
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