British Coalmining Communities: An Extended Reading List

The convenors are pleased to present this extended reading list alongside a review-essay ‘The Anthropology of Post-Coalonialism.

Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes
Durham University

July 15, 2022

Bostyn, Anne Marie. ‘“Ah Know Whit Like an *oor Is”: The Meaning of Time in a Scottish Lowland Community.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 1990.

———. ‘The Work Ethic in a Scottish Town with Declining Unemployment’. In New Approaches to Economic Life: Economic Restructuring Employment and the Social Division of Labour, edited by Bryan R Roberts, Ruth Finnegan, and Duncan Gallie. Manchester: Manchester University Pres, 1985.

Bostyn, Anne Marie, and Daniel Wight. ‘Inside a Community: Values Associated with Money and Time’. In Unemployment: Personal and Social Consequences, edited by Stephen Fineman, 138. London: Tavistock, 1987.

Caulkins, D. ‘Stumbling into Applied Anthropology: Collaborative Roles of Academic Researchers’. Practicing Anthropology 17 (1 January 1995): 21–24. https://doi.org/10.17730/praa.17.1-2.9026hx125j03rj36.

Caulkins, Douglas. ‘Globalization and the Local Hero: Becoming a Small-Scale Entrepreneur in Scotland’. Anthropology of Work Review 23, no. 1–2 (2002): 24–29. https://doi.org/10.1525/awr.2002.23.1-2.24.

———. ‘High Technology Entrepreneurs in the Peripheral Regions of the United Kingdom’. In Economic Futures on the North Atlantic Margin: Selected Contributions to the Twelfth International Seminar on Marginal Regions, edited by Reginald Byron. Aldershot: Avebury, 1995.

———. ‘Stumbling into Applied Anthropology: Collaborative Roles of Academic Researchers’. Practicing Anthropology 17, no. 1–2 (1 January 1995): 21–24. https://doi.org/10.17730/praa.17.1-2.9026hx125j03rj36.

———. ‘The Unexpected Entrepreneurs: Small High Technology Firms and Regional Development in Wales and Northeast England’. In Anthropology and the Global Factory: Studies of the New Industrialization in the Late Twentieth Century, edited by Frances Abrahamer Rothstein and Michael L. Blim, 119–35. Bergin & Garvey, 1992.

Caulkins, Douglas, and Susan B. Hyatt. ‘Using Consensus Analysis to Measure Cultural Diversity in Organizations and Social Movements’. Field Methods 11, no. 1 (1 August 1999): 5–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X9901100102.

Dawson, Andrew. ‘Ageing and Change in Pit Villages in North East England.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Essex, 1990. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.237524.

———. Ageing and Change in Pit Villages of North East England. Parkville, Vic: Custom Book Centre, University of Melbourne, 2010.

———. ‘Ageing and Dying Radically’. Anthropology in Action, 1 December 2018, 23–33. https://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2018.250303.

———. ‘Hating Immigration and Loving Immigrants: Nationalism, Electoral Politics, and the Post-Industrial White Working-Class in Britain’. Anthropological Notebooks 24, no. 1 (2018): 5–21.

———. ‘Leisure and Change in a Post-Mining Mining Town’. In British Subjects: An Anthropology of Britain, edited by Nigel Rapport, 107–20. Oxford: Berg, 2002.

———. ‘“Let’s Talk About Me – 101”: Epistemological Vanity in Anthropology and Society’. Etnofoor 33, no. 1 (2021): 73–90.

———. ‘The Dislocation of Identity: Contestation of ’Home Community in Northern England’. In Migrants of Identity: Perceptions of Home in A World of Movement, edited by Nigel Rapport and Andrew Dawson, 207–24. London: Routledge, 1998.

———. ‘The Mining Community and the Aging Body: Towards a Phenomenology of Community?’ In Realizing Community: Concepts, Social Relationships and Sentiments, edited by Vered Amit, 21–37. London: Routledge, 2002.

———. ‘The Poetics of Self-Depreciation: Images of Womanhood amongst Elderly Women in an English Former Coal Mining Town’. Anthropological Journal on European Cultures 9, no. 1 (2000): 37–51.

———. ‘Youthquake: Neoliberalism and the Ethnicization of Generation’. Advances in Anthropology 08, no. 01 (2018): 10–17. https://doi.org/10.4236/aa.2018.81002.

Dawson, Andrew, and Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins. ‘“Going with the Flow” of Dementia: A Reply to Nigel Rapport on the Social Ethics of Care’. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 29, no. 2 (August 2018): 258–62. https://doi.org/10.1111/taja.12286.

———. ‘Post-Fordist Death: A Comparative Ethnographic Analysis of Milling and Mining in Northern England’. Death Studies 42, no. 5 (28 May 2018): 282–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2017.1396397.

———. ‘Post-Industrial Industrial Gemeinschaft: Northern Brexit and the Future Possible’. The Journal of Working-Class Studies 5, no. 1 (2020): 53–70.

Degnen, Cathrine. Ageing Selves and Everyday Life in the North of England: Years in the Making. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2012.

———. ‘Commemorating Coal Mining in the Home: Material Culture and Domestic Space in Dodworth, South Yorkshire’. In Materializing Sheffield: Place, Culture, Identity, Ebook. Sheffield: The University of Sheffield, 2006. https://www.dhi.ac.uk/matshef/degnen/MSdegnen.htm.

———. ‘“Knowing”, Absence, and Presence: The Spatial and Temporal Depth of Relations’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31, no. 3 (June 2013): 554–70. https://doi.org/10.1068/d5412.

———. ‘Minding the Gap: The Construction of Old Age and Oldness Amongst Peers’. Journal of Aging Studies 21, no. 1 (2007): 69–80.

———. ‘Mining Experience; The Ageing Self, Narrative, and Social Memory in Dodworth, England’. Doctoral Dissertation, McGill University, 2003.

———. ‘Relationality, Place, and Absence: A Three-Dimensional Perspective on Social Memory’. The Sociological Review 53, no. 4 (1 November 2005): 729–44. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2005.00593.x.

———. ‘Socialising Place Attachment: Place, Social Memory and Embodied Affordances’. Aging & Society 36, no. 8 (2016): 1645–67.

———. ‘Softly, Softly: Comparative Silences in British Stories of Genetic Modification’. Focaal 48 (2006): 67–82.

———. ‘Temporality, Narrative, and the Ageing Self’. The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 25, no. 2 (2005): 50–63.

Degnen, Cathrine, and Katharine Tyler. ‘Amongst the Disciplines: Anthropology, Sociology, Intersection and Intersectionality’. The Sociological Review 65, no. 1_suppl (2017): 35–53.

Dennis, Norman, Fernando Henriques, and Clifford Slaughter. Coal Is Our Life: An Analysis of a Yorkshire Mining Community. London, New York, Tavistock Publications, 1969. http://archive.org/details/coalisourlifeana00denn.

Diedrich, Richard-Michael. ‘Passages to No-Man’s-Land: Connecting Work, Community, and Masculinity in the South Wales Coalfield’. In Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe: The Management of Precariousness at the End of the Twentieth Century, edited by Angela Procoli, 101–20. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004. https://www.vyomaonline.com/studymaterial/uploads/pdf/2020/12/19_8999fd262b6d806c1a7172fc50f44a7b.pdf#page=110.

———. The Dragon Has Many Faces: Conceptualizations of Rural Communities in North Wales and the Development of ‘Anthropology at Home’ in Britain. First Edition. Münster: Lit Verlag, 1993.

———. ‘You Can’t Beat Us! Class, Work and Masculinity on a Council Estate in the South Wales Coalfield’. Doctoral Dissertation, Universität Hamburg, 1999. https://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/bitstream/ediss/244/1/dissertation.pdf.

Goodwin-Hawkins, Bryonny, and Andrew Dawson. ‘Care and the Afterlives of Industrial Moralities in Post-Industrial Northern England’. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 29, no. 2 (August 2018): 222–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/taja.12279.

James, Allison. ‘Learning to Belong: The Boundaries of Adolescence’. In Symbolising Boundaries: Identity and Diversity in British Culture (Anthropological Studies of Britain): No 2, edited by Anthony P. Cohen. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986.

———. ‘The Structure and Experience of Childhood and Adolescence: An Anthropological Approach to Socialization’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 1983. http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/7871/.

Jones, Stephanie. ‘“Still a Mining Community”: Gender and Change in the Upper Dulais Valley’. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Wales, Swansea, 1997.

———. ‘Supporting the Team, Sustaining the Community: Gender and Rugby in a Former Mining Village’. In Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Perspectives, edited by Charlotte Aull Davies and Stephanie Jones, First Edition., 27–48. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003.

Mars, Leonard. ‘Celebrating Diverse Identities: Person, Work and Place in South Wales’. In Identity and Affect: Experiences of Identity in a Globalising World, edited by John R. Campbell and Alan Rew, 251–74. Pluto Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt18fs9rq.

———. ‘The Incorporation of a Stranger: Analysis of a Social Situation in a Welsh Valley’. The Jewish Journal of Sociology 36, no. 1 (June 1994): 19–26.

Mass Observation. People in Production: An Enquiry Into British War Production Part 1. London: John Murray, 1942.

Metcalfe, A.W. ‘The Demonology of Class: The Iconography of the Coalminer and the Symbolic Construction of Political Boundaries’. Critique of Anthropology 10, no. 1 (1 July 1990): 39–63. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X9001000103.

———. ‘The Struggle To Be Human: The Moral Dimension of Class Struggle’. Critique of Anthropology 8, no. 2 (1 October 1988): 7–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X8800800202.

Middleton, Dorothy. ‘A Social Anthropological Study of Kirkby Stephen’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 1971. http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/7924/1/7924_4921.PDF.

Painter, Anna, and Douglas Caulkins. ‘Work and Success in a De-Industrialized English Region’. Anthropology of Work Review 19, no. 4 (June 1999): 23–28. https://doi.org/10.1525/awr.1999.19.4.23.

Paterson, T. T., and F. J. Willett. ‘An Experiment in the Reduction of Accidents in a Colliery’. The Sociological Review a43, no. 1 (January 1951): 107–26. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.1951.tb02482.x.

———. ‘“Unofficial Strike”’. The Sociological Review a43, no. 1 (January 1951): 57–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.1951.tb02479.x.

Paterson, T.T. ‘Scale Factors in Coal-Mining Labour Indices’. Journal of the Operational Research Society 7, no. 4 (1956): 155–64.

Paterson, T.T., and F.J. Willett. ‘An Anthropological Experiment in a British Colliery’. Human Organization 10, no. 2 (June 1951): 19–25. https://doi.org/10.17730/humo.10.2.v73r630628u34402.

Pickard, Susan. ‘Life After a Death: The Experience of Bereavement in South Wales’. Ageing and Society 14, no. 2 (June 1994): 191–217. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X00000313.

———. ‘Living on the Front Line: A Social-Anthropological Study of Ageing in South Wales’. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bristol, 1994. https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/34485526/240425.pdf.

———. Living on the Front Line: Social and Anthropological Study of Old Age and Ageing. 1st Edition. Aldershot: Avebury, 1995.

Roberts, Jane H. ‘Structural Violence and Emotional Health: A Message from Easington, a Former Mining Community in Northern England’. Anthropology & Medicine 16, no. 1 (April 2009): 37–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470802425948.

Sewel, John Buttifant. Colliery Closure and Social Change: A Study of a South Wales Mining Valley. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1975.

Skultans, Vieda. ‘A Study of Women’s Ideas Relating to Traditional Feminine Roles, Spiritualism and Reproductive Functions’. Doctoral Dissertation, University College of Swansea, 1972. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.639054.

———. Intimacy and Ritual: A Study of Spiritualism, Mediums and Groups. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.

———. ‘Menstrual Symbolism in South Wales’. In Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, edited by Thomas C. T. Buckley and Alma Gottlieb, 137–60. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

———. ‘The Symbolic Significance of Menstruation and the Menopause’. Man 5, no. 4 (December 1970): 639. https://doi.org/10.2307/2799108.

———. ‘The Symbolic Significance of Menstruation and the Menopause’. In Empathy and Healing: Essays in Medical and Narrative Anthropology, 43–57. New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2007. https://www.berghahnbooks.com/downloads/chapters/SkultansEmpathy_04.pdf.

Slaughter, Cliff. ‘Modern Marriage and the Roles of the Sexes’. The Sociological Review 4, no. 2 (December 1956): 213–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.1956.tb00990.x.

———. ‘The Strike of Yorkshire Mineworkers in May, 1955’. The Sociological Review 6, no. 2 (December 1958): 241–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.1958.tb01077.x.

Szurek, Jane. ‘I’ll Have a Collier for My Sweetheart: Work and Gender in a British Coal Mining Town’. Doctoral Dissertation, Brown University, 1985.

———. ‘Women in Conflict: Stress and Urbanization in a British Mining Town’. In Women and Health: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Patricia Whelehan. Granby, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1988.

Taylor, R.C. ‘The Implications of Migration from the Durham Coalfield: An Anthropological Study’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 1966.

Thirlway, Frances. ‘Everyday Tactics in Local Moral Worlds: E-Cigarette Practices in a Working-Class Area of the UK’. Social Science & Medicine 170 (December 2016): 106–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.10.012.

———. ‘Explaining the Social Gradient in Smoking and Cessation: The Peril and Promise of Social Mobility’. Sociology of Health & Illness 42, no. 3 (March 2020): 565–78. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13039.

———. ‘Nicotine Addiction as a Moral Problem: Barriers to E-Cigarette Use for Smoking Cessation in Two Working-Class Areas in Northern England’. Social Science & Medicine 238 (October 2019): 112498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112498.

———. ‘The Persistence of Memory: History, Family and Smoking in a Durham Coalfield Village’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 2015. http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/11210/.

Thorleifsson, Cathrine. ‘From Coal to Ukip: The Struggle Over Identity in Post-Industrial Doncaster’. History and Anthropology 27, no. 5 (19 October 2016): 555–68. https://doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2016.1219354.

———. ‘In Pursuit of Purity: Populist Nationalism and the Racialization of Difference.’ Identities, 9 October 2019, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2019.1635767.

———. Nationalist Responses to the Crises in Europe: Old and New Hatreds. London: Routledge, 2016. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315597478.

Tyler, Katharine. ‘Reflexivity, Tradition and Racism in a Former Mining Town’. Ethnic and Racial Studies 27, no. 2 (March 2004): 290–309. https://doi.org/10.1080/0141987042000177342.

———. Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230390294.

Watson, William. ‘British and Foreign Immigrant Miners in Fife’. The Manchester School 20, no. 2 (May 1952): 203–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9957.1952.tb00836.x.

———. ‘Play Among Children in an East Coast Mining Community’. Folklore 64, no. 3 (September 1953): 397–410. https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.1953.9717379.

———. ‘Social Factors Affecting the Development of Children in a Coal-Mining Community in Scotland’. Master’s Thesis, Cambridge University, 1952.

———. ‘Social Mobility and Social Class in Industrial Communities’. In Closed Systems and Open Minds: The Limits of Naivety in Social Anthropology, edited by Max Gluckman, 129–57. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd Ltd, 1964.

Wight, Daniel. ‘Hard Workers and Big Spenders Facing the BRU: Understanding Men’s Employment and Consumption in a de-Industrialized Scottish Village.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 1987. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=4&uin=uk.bl.ethos.381593.

———. Workers Not Wasters: Masculinity, Social Status and Respectability in Central Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994.

Wilson, Constance Shirley. ‘The Family and the Neighbourhood in a British Community’. Master’s Thesis, Cambridge University, 1953.

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