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Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago

Christine J. Walley


Interweaving personal narratives and family photos with a nuanced assessment of the social impacts of deindustrialization, this book is one part memoir and one part ethnography—providing a much-needed female and familial perspective on cultures of labor and their decline. Through vivid accounts of the author's family's struggles and personal upward mobility, this book reveals the social landscapes of America's industrial fallout, navigating complex tensions among class, labor, economy, and environment. Unsatisfied with the notion that the author's family's turmoil was inevitable in the ever-fo ... More

Keywords: deindustrialization, familial perspective, female perspective, labor, upward mobility, social landscape, industrial fallout

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226871790
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226871813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine J. Walley, author