TITLE

LABOUR HISTORY: BROADENING THE FIELD?

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Tony
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Labour History Review;Dec2003, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p291
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper introduces a series of articles about labor history. Selina Todd draws on the impact of struggles by young women over control of the work process between the two world wars. David Renton's study re-evaluates the labor history of pioneering historian Sidney Pollard. Lucy Taksa's article on Steamworld discusses the connections between how people think and live now and how people preserve and represent the past. Recent debates have seen the ebb and flow of the character and fortune of academic disciplines and historical approaches often indicated by the volume of PhD dissertations covered in the issue of the journal. Economic history has declined, while social history has increased and with it religious, women's and ethnic history. Post-modernism has swept through the social sciences and humanities, often marginalizing key labor reference points such as work and class. Industrial relations is drawn towards a very different future, in which trade unions play a much lesser role and institutional trade union histories have declined in number but broadened in scope as a result.
ACCESSION #
11801321

 

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