Bolton, Sharon (2012) The story of a ‘boss man’, his community and the 1984 miners’ strike. Work, Employment and Society. ISSN 0950-0170 (In Press)Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The aim of this particular ‘on the frontline’ account is to allow the voice of a pit overman, Jack Ditchburn, to tell his own story of being a miner, a trade unionist, and a ‘boss man’ – a man who saw himself as miner first and foremost and as manager second (Beynon et al., 1991). Jack worked as a miner in the Blackhall and Horden pits, part of the Durham coalfields, which were some of the most deeply affected by the 84-85 strike. Jack’s narrative adds rich biographical detail to current understandings of the work of a miner, the ’84 strike, the characters involved, and the relationships made and broken by it.
|Keywords:||miners' strike, miners, strike, NACOD, narrative, community, Durham coalfields, Management. Industrial Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Economics and Econometrics, Accounting, Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Sep 2012 09:04|
|Last modified:||14 May 2016 00:04|