The place of imagery in the transmission of culture: the banners of the Durham coalfield

Wray, David (2009) The place of imagery in the transmission of culture: the banners of the Durham coalfield. International Labor and Working-Class History, 76 (1). pp. 147-163. ISSN 0147-5479

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0147547909990135

Abstract

The Durham Miners Gala is an annual event at which the associated branches of the Durham Miners Association carry their banners to a rally held in the city of Durham. The imagery displayed on those banners is representative of the class struggle to create a trade union that would represent and protect individuals and communities against the vagaries of the unbridled capitalism of the nineteenth century. In this way a tradition (and culture) was created not by social or political elites, but developed from ground level to counteract attempts to subsume them into a dominant ideology that saw them as little more than serfs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 11:59
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 05:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1294

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