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The Next Shift

The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674238091

Publication Date: 03/23/2021

Academic Trade

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 photos, 4 illus., 6 maps, 12 tables


  • Map: The Pittsburgh Area
  • Introduction: When Workers Disappear
  • 1. Down in the Hole: Steelmaking Pittsburgh in the 1950s
  • 2. Dirty Laundry: Labor and Love in the Working-Class Home
  • 3. “You Are Only Poor If You Have No One to Turn To”: Race, Geography, and Cooperation
  • 4. Doctor New Deal: Social Rights and the Making of the Health Care Market
  • 5. Enduring Disaster: The Recycling of the Working Class
  • 6. “The Task of Survival”: The Commodification of Care and the Transformation of Labor
  • Epilogue
  • List of In-Text Abbreviations
  • List of Bibliographical Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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