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Crosscurrents: Myth, Memory, and Counter-Memory

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter details the evolution of the myth of the Winter of Discontent, beginning in during the General Election campaign of 1979 and continuing on into 1980s when the Conservative Party ... More


Ghosts of the Past: Myth and the Winter of Discontent

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter explores how the Winter of Discontent has been mythologized and indelibly set in popular memory. The author argues that Conservative Party and New Labour politics have been especially ... More


Conclusion

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter underlines key conclusions of the overall text. In particular, the division between private and public sector trade unions, the influx of women and black and Asian workers into the ... More


Introduction

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter introduces how trade union resistance to the Labour Government’s 5 per cent wage policy resulted in an unprecedented strike wave, known as the Winter of Discontent, which culminated in ... More


The Winter of Discontent: Causes and Context

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter uncovers the major economic, political, social, and cultural causes of the Winter of Discontent. The author addresses key global and national shifts in the late 1960s and 1970s that ... More


‘Celia's Gate’ and the Strikes in the NHS

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines the crucial strikes in the National Health Service (NHS) during the Winter of Discontent and contextualizes them within historic currents in the health service since its ... More


Unseemly Behaviour:Women and Local Authority Strikes

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter details the crucial role women played in the local authority strikes of the Winter of Discontent. The chapter examines the numeric dominance of women in public sector work and trade ... More


The Floodgates Open: The Strike at Ford

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter chart developments within Ford, laying specific emphasis on the shifts occurring amongst the rank and file, especially the gendered and racialized forces at play. In particular, the ... More


The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Tara Martin López

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the midst of the freezing winter of 1978-79, more than 2,000 strikes, infamously coined the “Winter of Discontent,” erupted across Britain as workers rejected the then Labour Government’s ... More


Freezers of Corpses and Sea Burials: The Liverpool Gravediggers' Strike

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines the most notorious strike of the Winter of Discontent: the Liverpool gravedigger’s strike. The author immediately clarifies the popular claim that the Left-wing National Union ... More


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