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Vernacular workplace culture : the ghosts of collectivity haunt the future

Edensor, Timothy J. (2011) Vernacular workplace culture : the ghosts of collectivity haunt the future. ISSN 1447-0810

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Abstract

This is an essay and a collection of photographs of British industrial ruins taken between 2002 and 2004 that features fragments of a vanished industrial workplace, replete with its modes of conviviality, having fun and sharing enthusiasms. The photographs hint at a working class culture that is rapidly disappearing in the UK, but they cannot capture it. Yet they offer images for conjecture about a recent past, with its traces of collectivity, humour and solidarity that haunts a potentially more dystopian future, and aim to honour a history that is in danger of being marginalised.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text of this article is available at http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol10no2_2011/edensor_vernacular.pdf
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 16:15
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 14:03
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/200780

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