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dc.contributor.authorCohen, Sheila
dc.identifier.citationCohen , S 2008 , ' The 1968-1974 labour upsurge in Britain and America: a critical history, and a look at what might have been ' , Labor History , vol. 49 , no. 4 , pp. 395-416 .
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dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Taylor & Francis [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the last notable period of working-class unrest in Britain and America, the 1968-74 'upsurge'. It questions the widespread dismissal of such workplace-based, 'economistic' forms of resistance as disconnected from more explicitly political forms of rebellion. The explosive, dynamic character of the rebellion is argued to have contained both the potential and actuality of a transformed consciousness and thus fundamental questioning of existing political and economic relations. The loss of 'what might have been' is attributed less to absence of a grand political narrative, despite the ruling-class panic of 1974, than to a simple failure to build cross-class networks which could have achieved the coordination and unity of often separate struggles.en
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dc.titleThe 1968-1974 labour upsurge in Britain and America: a critical history, and a look at what might have beenen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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