Agency and discourse in labour history : a case study of the SEQEB dispute

Sherry, Mark (1995). Agency and discourse in labour history : a case study of the SEQEB dispute M.A. Thesis, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland.

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Author Sherry, Mark
Thesis Title Agency and discourse in labour history : a case study of the SEQEB dispute
School, Centre or Institute School of Political Science and International Studies
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1995
Thesis type M.A. Thesis
Total pages 223
Language eng
Subjects 180118 Labour Law
Formatted abstract This dissertation reviews many Australian labour histories and identifies common methodological and conceptual limitations with regard to the treatment of class, discourse, agency and gender. Those limitations include an institutional focus, a failure to integrate women and a failure to consult effectively with rank and file members of trade unions. A case study of the 1985 South East Queensland Electricity Board (SEQEB) dispute is presented in order to demonstrate that by consulting effectively with the rank and file of the union movement, moving away from a purely institutional focus and by emphasising the role of politics, agency and discourse, labour history can become descriptively richer and more theoretically rigorous.
Keyword South East Queensland Electricity Board strike, 1985
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