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NELH Tuesday Meeting: Diarmaid Kelliher (Glasgow University) on his current research on Picket Lines 1966 to 1998

July 18 @ 19:00 - 20:30

From the late 1960s, renewed trade union militancy and high strike levels placed the picket line at the centre of British political debate. The project that Dr Kelliher will talk about explores the spatial politics of the picket from the 1960s until the 1990s, tracing the development of new tactics from both strikers and their opponents. Opposing political visions, it will demonstrate, manifested in a struggle over the space of the picket. The picket line produced deep solidarities but also sustained conflict. Understanding why picket lines were respected, and why they were ignored, offers new insights into the spatialities of labour agency.


July 18
19:00 - 20:30


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