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.

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.

———. ‘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.

———. ‘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.

Dawson, Andrew. ‘Ageing and Change in Pit Villages in North East England.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Essex, 1990.

———. 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.

———. ‘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.

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.

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

———. ‘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.

———. ‘“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.

———. ‘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.

———. ‘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.

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.

———. 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.

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.

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.

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.

———. ‘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.

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

Middleton, Dorothy. ‘A Social Anthropological Study of Kirkby Stephen’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 1971.

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.

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.

———. ‘“Unofficial Strike”’. The Sociological Review a43, no. 1 (January 1951): 57–94.

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.

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

———. ‘Living on the Front Line: A Social-Anthropological Study of Ageing in South Wales’. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bristol, 1994.

———. 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.

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.

———. 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.

———. ‘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.

Slaughter, Cliff. ‘Modern Marriage and the Roles of the Sexes’. The Sociological Review 4, no. 2 (December 1956): 213–21.

———. ‘The Strike of Yorkshire Mineworkers in May, 1955’. The Sociological Review 6, no. 2 (December 1958): 241–59.

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.

———. ‘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.

———. ‘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.

———. ‘The Persistence of Memory: History, Family and Smoking in a Durham Coalfield Village’. Doctoral Dissertation, Durham University, 2015.

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.

———. ‘In Pursuit of Purity: Populist Nationalism and the Racialization of Difference.’ Identities, 9 October 2019, 1–17.

———. Nationalist Responses to the Crises in Europe: Old and New Hatreds. London: Routledge, 2016.

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

———. Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2012.

Watson, William. ‘British and Foreign Immigrant Miners in Fife’. The Manchester School 20, no. 2 (May 1952): 203–11.

———. ‘Play Among Children in an East Coast Mining Community’. Folklore 64, no. 3 (September 1953): 397–410.

———. ‘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.

———. 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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