Book Talk: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization with Sherry Lee Linkon

Join us next Wednesday, October 10th at 3pm for Sherry Lee Linkon's talk on her book, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization.

From the book's description, "Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its longterm effects continue to ripple through working-class culture...Through analysis of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and drama, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization shows why people and communities cannot simply “get over” the losses of economic restructuring. The past provides inspiration and strength for working-class people, even as the contrast between past and present highlights what has been lost in the service economy."

Linkon is a professor of English and American Studies at Georgetown University, where she directs the Writing Program and American Studies Program.

This event is presented by the Wayne State Department of History.

October 10, 3pm
Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan