Mapping Thatcher’s legislative changes which systematically dismantled the power of unions over a 13-year period, and transformed citizen’s understanding of the act of protest and how it should be pursued. Each act passed is powerful in isolation, but when visualised as a systematic series of changes; then the accumulative ideology becomes visible. What this lineage also reveals is the establishment of a completely new status quo, where acts such as “solidarity” protests are perceived differently by the next generation of union members, thus having the effect of dividing the collaborative potential of workers who may be experiencing similar battles over work and pay conditions.
Documenting the social, political and economic ecosystem developing in Manchester at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The influence of non-conformists, the Humboldsian model of education and counter movements such […]
the “protest Contingencies Timeline” which looks at the social, political and economic structures on which the act of protest is contingent. Protest occurs at the dis-junction between citizen expectation and […]
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