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Strikes and Solidarity : Coalfield Conflict in Britain, 1889-1966 - Roy Church

Strikes and Solidarity

Coalfield Conflict in Britain, 1889-1966

Hardcover Published: 13th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521554602
Number Of Pages: 336

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In this important contribution to the study of industrial relations, Roy Church and Quentin Outram present new research into the strike activity of British coalminers from the late nineteenth century to the mid-1960s. The authors consider not only the major national strikes and lock-outs which made the industry a byword for industrial militancy, but also the multitude of small-scale strikes which formed a routine part of British colliery lifes. Strikes and Solidarity is multi-disciplinary in approach and views coalfield conflict from the perspectives offered by sociologists, industrial relations specialists, and economists, as well as social and economic historians. Church and Outram have successfully blended quantitative and qualitative investigations to explain the long-standing issues presented by industrial relations in the coalfields.

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'... this outstanding book ... fundamentally reassesses major themes in the history of one of Britain's major industries, develops a new model for strike analysis, and, in reasserting the significance of industrial relations, promises to revitalise labour history ... It is a marriage of history and social science of the very highest quality and should command a wide readership.' Kenneth Brown, The Times Higher Education Supplement '... an impressive and exhaustive study by two scholars with established reputations in this field.' Political Studies

List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
Interpreting coalfield conflict: focus and formulations
Tradition and modernity: the mining industry 1889-1940
Employers and workers: organizations and strategies
Employers and workers: ideologies, attitudes and political orientations
Configurations of strike activity
Strike participation and solidarity before 1912
Strikes, organization and consciousness in 1912 and after
Conflictual context? The 'isolated mass' revisited
Mining and modernity: size, sectionalism and solidarity
The foundations of strike propensity
Miners and management: agency and action
Industrial relations and strikes after nationalization
International perspectives
Myths and realities: strikes, solidarity and 'militant miners'
General appendix
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ISBN: 9780521554602
ISBN-10: 0521554608
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.66