Labour History Review

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Labour History Review (1999), 64, (3), 337–342.

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E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class, Penguin, 1968, p. 9 The Making of the English Working Class 9 Google Scholar

A. L. Epstein, Polities in an Urban African Community, Manchester University Press, 1958, provides interesting and comparable material on African copper miners under colonial rule Polities in an Urban African Community Google Scholar

R. J. Waller, The Dukeries Transformed. The Social and Political Development of a Twentieth-Century Coalfield, Clarendon Press, 1983, provides a British example of a broadly similar strategy The Dukeries Transformed. The Social and Political Development of a Twentieth-Century Coalfield Google Scholar

R. Church and Q. Outram, Strikes and Solidarity. Coalfield Conflict in Britain 1889-1966, Cambridge University Press, 1998, covers in great detail the communal basis of solidarity and the reasons which company paternalism worked in some coalfield and not in others Strikes and Solidarity. Coalfield Conflict in Britain 1889-1966 Google Scholar

M. I. Bulmer, ‘Sociological models of the mining community’, Sociological Review (New Series) 23 1 (1975), pp. 61-92 ‘Sociological models of the mining community’ Sociological Review 23 61 92 Google Scholar

For a suggestive exploration of the relationship between transnational capitalism and class politics see K. van der Pijl, Transnational Classes and International Relations, Routledge, 1998, especially chapter 4 Google Scholar

This, of course, is a central feature of the 1984-85 coal dispute. See, for example, D. Waddington, M. Wykes and C. Critcher, Split at the Seams. Community. Continuity and Change after the 1984-85 Coal Dispute, Open University Press, 1991, andJ. E. Briggs, Strikes in Politicisation, Ashgate, 1998, chapter 6 Split at the Seams. Community. Continuity and Change after the 1984-85 Coal Dispute Google Scholar

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, in D. Fernbach (ed.), Karl Marx. Surveys from Exile, Volume 2, Penguin/Left Review, 1973, p. 146 Karl Marx. Surveys from Exile 2 146 Google Scholar

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Taylor, Andrew