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dc.contributor.authorStřelec, Jakub
dc.description.abstractThis article deals with the development of Welsh labour historiography after the Second World War by situating Welsh labour historiography into a broader context of social history. The aim of this article is to analyse the methodology of Welsh labour historiography, as well as to discuss in how far it was influenced by the emergence of a “new social history” represented by British Marxists. Furthermore, the article examines to what extent Welsh labour historians responded to the challenges of postmodernism. In the first part of the article, the book “Rebecca Riots” (1955) by Welsh labour historian David Williams is compared with the works of British Marxists Eric Hobsbawm and George Rudé. This is followed by two analyses: (1) an examination of the Welsh labour journal “Llafur” founded in the 1970s, and (2) an analysis of the influential book “The Fed” (1980) by Welsh labour historians Hywel Francis and David Smith dealing with the development of the Welsh mining trade-union organization. The last part of the article thematises the impact of postmodernism on Welsh labour historiography. In general, the article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Welsh labour historiography and it argues that Welsh labour historiography could make a considerable contribution to the development of social history by introducing some concepts, such as a focus on the academic and non-academic spheres.en_US
dc.publisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakultacs_CZ
dc.sourcePrager wirtschafts- und sozialhistorische Mitteilungen - Prague Economic and Social History Papers, 2017, 26, 2, 62-74cs_CZ
dc.subjectLabour Historyen_US
dc.subjectWelsh Historyen_US
dc.subjectNew Social Historyen_US
dc.titleIn the Name of Unions and Nation. The Development of Welsh Labour Historiography in the 1950s — 1990sen_US
dc.typeVědecký článekcs_CZ
dc.typeResearch Articleen_US
dcterms.isPartOf.namePrager wirtschafts- und sozialhistorische Mitteilungen - Prague Economic and Social History Paperscs_CZ

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