Definitions

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  • noun A region of dilapidated or former manufacturing concerns.

Etymologies

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rust +‎ belt

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Examples

  • The rustbelt is dying and no shiny new train is going to stop that.

    Matthew Yglesias » Where to Build HSR

  • It urged residents of "rustbelt" cities to migrate to the sunbelt.

    Thomas Bender: Mayors for President

  • Lee identifies a set of mechanisms of mobilization in her treatment of "rustbelt" and "sunbelt" industries Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt; and Anita Chan identifies some common mechanisms of the exploitation of immigrant labor in China's Workers Under Assault: The Exploitation of Labor in a Globalizing Economy.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Lee argues that China's workers today, in both "rustbelt" and "sunbelt" settings, have absorbed a set of attitudes towards the moral importance of their legal protections within existing Chinese law, that profoundly influences the form that protests take Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt.

    Labor mobilization

  • Lee identifies a set of mechanisms of mobilization in her treatment of "rustbelt" and "sunbelt" industries Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt; and Anita Chan identifies some common mechanisms of the exploitation of immigrant labor in China's Workers Under Assault: The Exploitation of Labor in a Globalizing Economy.

    Social change in rural China

  • Lee argues that China's workers today, in both "rustbelt" and "sunbelt" settings, have absorbed a set of attitudes towards the moral importance of their legal protections within existing Chinese law, that profoundly influences the form that protests take Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • In such an economy one should expect to witness the emergence of a "rustbelt" accompanied by an excessive expansion of the financial and service sectors along with delirious claims that the economy has now entered a "post-industrial" phase.

    Safehaven

  • Yet, a mere 30 years later, by 1980, we called that area the "rustbelt" and it became synonymous with joblessness, collapsing cities, high crime, failing schools and general hopelessness.

    A Western Heart

  • People called it the "rustbelt" in analogy to the "dustbowl" of the Great Depressions.

    A Western Heart

  • Yet, a mere 30 years later, by 1980, we called that area the "rustbelt" and it became synonymous with joblessness, collapsing cities, high crime, failing schools and general hopelessness.

    Common Sense and Wonder

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