By Hester Barron
Hester Barron explores the way in which that the lockout used to be skilled by means of Durham's miners and their households. She investigates collective values and behaviour, focusing rather at the tensions among identities dependent round classification and profession, and the rival identities which could lower around the production of a cohesive neighborhood. Highlighting the ongoing value of changes as a result of gender, age, faith, poverty, and person hopes and aspirations, she however reveals that during 1926, regardless of such transformations, the Durham coalfield persisted to reveal the unity for which miners have been famed.
In reaction, Barron argues that the very thought of the "mining neighborhood" has to be reassessed. instead of such as an homogeneous occupational identification, she means that the essence of group lay in its skill to subsume and combine different different types of id. A collective recognition used to be additional grounded in a shared old narrative that needed to be regularly bolstered.
It used to be the energy of such neighborhood solidarities that enabled either an exemplary local reaction to the strike, and the facility to conceptualize such motion in the wider framework of the nationwide union. The 1926 Miners' Lockout provides an important insights into problems with collective identification and collective motion, illuminating wider debates approximately cohesion and fragmentation inside working-class groups and cultures.
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The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield (Oxford Historical Monographs) by Hester Barron