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Collieries, communities and the miners' strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Author: Jim Phillips
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, ©2012.
Series: Critical labour movement studies series.
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This book analyses the 1984-5 miners' strike by focusing on its vital Scottish dimensions, especially the role of workplace politics and community mobilisation. The year-long strike began in Scotland, with workers defending the moral economy of the coalfields, and resisting pit closures and management attacks on trade unionism. The book relates the strike to an analysis of changing coalfield community and industrial  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Phillips
ISBN: 9780719086328 0719086329 9780719096723 0719096723
OCLC Number: 798615447
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Origins and outbreak --
Collieries, communities and coalfield politics --
Closures and workplace conflict: the origins of the strike --
2. The strike --
The Scottish industrial politics of the strike --
Communities and commitment --
Ending and aftermath --
Legacy and conclusion.
Series Title: Critical labour movement studies series.
Responsibility: Jim Phillips.
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This book analyses the 1984-5 miners' strike by focusing on its vital Scottish dimensions, especially the role of workplace politics and community mobilisation. -- .  Read more...

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