Definition of deindustrialization
: the reduction or destruction of a nation's or region's industrial capacity
deindustrializeplay \(ˌ)dē-in-ˈdəs-trē-ə-ˌlīz\ verb
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Once a vibrant port, the eastern French city of Nantes fell into decline in the wake of deindustrialization.
In the late 1980s, the city suffered high unemployment, post-industrial vacancy in its port district, and American-style deindustrialization and sprawl.
In Kevin and Derrick’s account, the legacy of deindustrialization has been far less severe—thanks to the pensions that mine workers were able to secure.
Some have lost better-paying manufacturing jobs in the continuing deindustrialization of America.
In Janesville, Amy Goldstein, a staff writer for the Washington Post, tells the story of the impact of deindustrialization and the Great Recession on a quintessential American community.
That’s a play, by Dominique Morisseau, that treats a similar subject (the effects of deindustrialization on workers) in what felt to me like a much more theatrical way.
Both are areas where deindustrialization and globalization have led to stubbornly high unemployment, and lots of anti-establishment feelings.
Le Pen, like Trump, is working to run up the score in rural areas (including the south and northeast), where deindustrialization has allowed her National Front to pour gasoline on the fire of xenophobia and nativism.
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