Save our pits and communities!

Colls, Robert
September 1995
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Fall95, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p55
Academic Journal
The author discusses the importance of saving British labor communities, pit villages and towns like South Shields in England. He offers explanation of the material conditions which made up the South Shield community. People represent community to themselves through direct encounter, associational life and a sub-national community only in contradiction to the nation. He criticizes the depressing response to the demise of community. He argues that some form of economic protectionism may be necessary to restore human settlement which makes community possible.


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