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Geographies of Post-Industrial Place, Memory, and Heritage

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ISBN 9780367440909
November 23, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

All industrialization is deeply rooted within the specific geographies in which it took place, and echoes of previous industrialisation continue to reverberate in these places through to the modern day. This book investigates the overlap of memory and the impacts of industrialization within today’s communities and the senses of place and heritage which grew alongside and in reaction to the growth of mines, mills, and factories. 

The economic and social change which accompanied the unchecked accumulation of wealth and exploitation of labor as the industrial revolution spread throughout the world has numerous lasting impacts on the socioeconomics of today. Likewise, the planet itself is now reeling. The memory and heritage of these processes reach into the communities which owe the industrial revolution their existence, but these populations also often suffered adverse impacts to their health and environment through the large scale and rapid extraction of natural resources and production of goods. Through the themes of memory, community and place, working post-industrial landscapes, and the de-romanticization of industrial pasts, this book examines the endurance and decline of these communities, the spatial processes of industrial byproducts, and the memory and heritage of industrialization and its legacies.

While based in the traditions of geography, this collection also draws upon and will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural anthropology, archaeology, sociology, history, architecture, civil engineering, and heritage, memory, museum, and tourism studies. Using global examples, the authors provide a uniquely geographic understanding to industrial heritage across the spaces, places, and memories of industrial development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Geographies of Post-Industrial Place, Memory, and Heritage - Mark Alan Rhodes II, William R. Price and Amy Walker  Part 1: Constructing Post-Industrial Communities: Place, Memory, and Practice  2. Notes from a shrinking market: ‘Anticipatory nostalgia’ and place-making in the midst of change - Pablo Arboleda and Hayden Lorimer  3. Asansol: Unfinished biography of a Raj Era railway town: Explorations in heritage practice in post industrial India - Santanu Banerjee, Suvojit Chatterjee, Edward Hollis and Hemonta Mondal  4. Everyday resonances of industrial pasts: Considering lived and affective memories in ex-coal mining landscapes in a South Wales valley - Amy Walker  Part 2: Post-Industrial Working Landscapes  5. Unearthing community identities at the National Coal Mining Museums of Great Britain - William R. Price  6. Contamination as artifact: Waste and the presence of absence at the Trout Lake Concentrator, Coleraine, Minnesota - John Baeten   7. Geocreativity: Place rooted social engagement in industrial ruins - the case of Konvent, Spain - Rosa Cerarols and Antonio Luna  8. Dramatising deindustrialisation: Experiential authority, temporality and embodiment in a play about nuclear decommissioning - Leila Dawney  Part 3: De-Romanticizing Industrial Heritage  9. Agrarian ruins of the Khmer Rouge: The post-industrial landscapes of a rural economy - James A. Tyner, Kent State University and Stian Rice  10. The cultural necrotechnologies of capital and the production of (post) industrial capital punishment - Alex R. Colucci   11. Industrial heritage in an era of climate catastrophe: Contamination as heritage - Carolyn F. Thompson  12. Amgueddfa’r Gogledd: Slate, slavery, and transatlantic labor in the National Slate Museum - Mark Alan Rhodes II

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Mark Alan Rhodes II is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, USA

William Price is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Ball State University, USA

Amy Walker is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, UK