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Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies

A post-industrial geography


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jonathan Warren
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jonathan Warren
    Pages 51-86
  4. Jonathan Warren
    Pages 87-136
  5. Jonathan Warren
    Pages 181-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book


This book evaluates the consequences of economic, social, environmental and cultural change on people living and working within Teesside in the North-East of England. It assesses the lived experiences, working lives, health and cultural perspectives of residents and key stakeholders in the wake of serious de-industralisation in the region. The narrative is embedded within the long-term industrial history of Stockton: an area once dominated by steel, coal and chemical industries. This past still continues to shape its future and influences the ways in which that future is conceived and envisioned. The author explores a ‘biography of place’ analytical framework to offer a holistic view of the area, which considers the interaction between the social, economic, cultural, visual and environmental legacy of the community, which is firmly grounded in the past, present and future prospects of those who live and work there.


Human Geography Neoliberalism Austerity Social policy Northern England de-industralisation Teesside Stockton-on-Tees post industrial legacies of the Steel and Chemical industries industrial structures of feeling residual and emergent culture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Jonathan Warren is Vice Principal of St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University, UK. His research interests include work, employment, social policy and the industrial history of the North East of England, while he is also involved with methodologically innovative research using Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Visual methods.

Bibliographic information


“This is a sensitive and important case study of socio-economic change on Teesside.  Methodologically innovative, the book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the geographical distribution of life chances and opportunities in contemporary Britain.” (Professor Tracy Shildrick, Leeds University, UK)