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Main Title: Steel town : the making and breaking of Port Kembla / Erik Eklund.
Author: Eklund, Erik Carl.
Imprint: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002.
Collation: xii, 236 p., [16] p. of plates, hardback ; ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subject: Port Kembla (NSW)
Steel industry and trade.
Social life and customs
Social conditions
Social adjustment
Social classes
General histories
ISBN: 052285026X : 9780522850260
"Steel Town illuminates our understanding of the processes of industrial and social change. Port Kembla was unique in Australian terms - an urban environment where industrial society shaped local life and politics like nowhere else. This book explores the advent and implications of industrial society - and the impact of economic decline and deindustrialisation." "In his comprehensive and persuasive account of local life, Erik Eklund draws together themes of migration, gender, class and identity. Using archival records, oral history interviews and company documents, Steel Town charts the relationship between economic change and the human experience of that change."--book jacket.

Contents: 1. Port Kembla: The Global and the Local -- 2. The Formal Economy to 1940 -- 3. The Informal Economy to 1940 -- 4. The Structures of Locality, 1900 to 1920 -- 5. Class, Locality and Politics, 1900 to 1930 -- 6. Kooris and Port Kembla, to the 1970s -- 7. The Challenges to Locality, 1890 to 1947 -- 8. Industrial Society Supreme, 1945 to 1970 -- 9. The Dissolution of Industrial Society? 1970 Onwards.

Bibliography: p. 221-228.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 994.46 PKEM EKL Available