By Hester Barron
Hester Barron explores the best way that the lockout used to be skilled through Durham's miners and their households. She investigates collective values and behaviour, focusing relatively at the tensions among identities dependent round category and career, and the rival identities which could lower around the construction of a cohesive neighborhood. Highlighting the continued value of alterations as a result of gender, age, faith, poverty, and person hopes and aspirations, she however reveals that during 1926, regardless of such variations, the Durham coalfield persisted to demonstrate the unity for which miners have been famed.
In reaction, Barron argues that the very inspiration of the "mining group" has to be reassessed. instead of together with 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 attention used to be extra grounded in a shared old narrative that needed to be continuously strengthened.
It was once the power of such neighborhood solidarities that enabled either an exemplary neighborhood reaction to the strike, and the power to conceptualize such motion in the wider framework of the nationwide union. The 1926 Miners' Lockout provides an important insights into problems with collective id and collective motion, illuminating wider debates approximately unity and fragmentation inside of 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