Vom Verlierer zum Gewinner – und zurück: der Coal Miner als Schlüsselfigur der britischen Zeitgeschichte

Arnold, Jörg (2016) Vom Verlierer zum Gewinner – und zurück: der Coal Miner als Schlüsselfigur der britischen Zeitgeschichte. Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 42 (2). pp. 266-297. ISSN 2196-9000

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Abstract

This article traces the cyclical trajectory of the British coal miner from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Within less than one generation, the miner turned from doomed industrial proletarian to self-assured embodiment of the future back to doomed proletarian. The renaissance of King Coal in the 1970s proved short-lived, and yet it needs to be taken seriously if one is to understand the nature of the coal strike of 1984/85 and the rundown of the industry that followed. Indeed, the figure of the miner offers a lens for reconfiguring our understanding of the 1970s and British contemporary history more generally, as the article seeks to demonstrate both empirically and conceptually.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Arnold, Joerg
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 14:42
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2016 20:28
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34137

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