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'That rather sinful city of London': the coal miner, the city and the country in the British cultural imagination c. 1969-2014 (2019)
Journal Article
Arnold, J. (in press). 'That rather sinful city of London': the coal miner, the city and the country in the British cultural imagination c. 1969-2014. Urban History,

The article proceeds from the observation that in the contemporary British cultural imagination, the figure of the coal miner tends to be presented as the embodiment of anti-urban and organicist qualities that in continental Europe are more commonly... Read More

‘Like being on death row’: Britain and the end of coal, c. 1970 to the present (2017)
Journal Article
Arnold, J. (in press). ‘Like being on death row’: Britain and the end of coal, c. 1970 to the present. Contemporary British History, doi:10.1080/13619462.2017.1401476. ISSN 1361-9462

ABSTRACT The introduction draws on the work of Raymond Williams to identify the ‘structures of feeling’ that surround the figure of the coal miner in contemporary British culture. As an analysis of the media coverage of the closure of the UK’s last... Read More

Vom Verlierer zum Gewinner – und zurück: der Coal Miner als Schlüsselfigur der britischen Zeitgeschichte (2016)
Journal Article
Arnold, J. (2016). Vom Verlierer zum Gewinner – und zurück: der Coal Miner als Schlüsselfigur der britischen Zeitgeschichte. ISSN 2196-9000

This article traces the cyclical trajectory of the British coal miner from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Within less than one generation, the miner turned from doomed industrial proletarian to self-assured embodiment of the future back to doomed pr... Read More