Since the Boom: Continuity and Change in the Western Industrialized World after 1970

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Sebastian Voigt
University of Toronto Press, Jan 4, 2021 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Ambiguities
33
Adaptations
101
DisContinuities
187
Contributors
267
Index
269
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Sebastian Voigt is an assistant professor at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich - Berlin.

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