Palgrave Studies in Oral History

I Saw it Coming

Worker Narratives of Plant Closings and Job Loss

Authors: K'Meyer, T., Hart, J.

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In this book, workers displaced by plant closings in Louisville, Kentucky tell their stories, emphasizing their agency, demanding respect for their skill, casting judgment on business and government for not showing that respect, and revealing a sense of alienation resulting from violation of their values and trust.

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TRACY E. K'MEYER is Associate Professor in Recent US History and Co-Director of the Oral History Center at the University of Louisville, USA.

JOY L. HART is Professor of Communication at the University of Louisville, USA.

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"One of the great achievements of this work, in my opinion, is that the authors asked displaced workers not only to tell of the effects of job loss but to explain what happened and why. The why question is almost never asked of displaced workers and the results are fascinating . . . We therefore learn a great deal from these highly political explanations." - Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Public History, Concordia University, Canada


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
I Saw it Coming
Book Subtitle
Worker Narratives of Plant Closings and Job Loss
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10226-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230102262
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7745-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 185
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