Steel Town

Steel Town

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Steel Town is about the social and political effects of largescale industrialisation in one New South Wales industrial town - Port Kembla - which in many ways exemplifies the changing economic base of Australia. Port Kembla slipped into national consciousness as the centre of a new, 'modern', industrial Australia in the 1950s. The town has now receded once again, this time behind the facade of suburban homogeneity and a developing 'red light' district status. The story of the town's rise and fall, told before it disappears altogether, illuminates our understanding of the processes of industrial and social change.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 052285026X
  • 9780522850260
  • 1,471,831

About Erik Eklund

Erik Eklund writes on the lives and experiences of three generations of Port Kembla residents, giving the human experience of the industrial age the closer attention it deserves.show more

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