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- xii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
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- Markey, Ray.
- 1. Introduction / Ray Markey -- 2. Labour and community past and future: or why Merrie (white, male) England and mateship are not enough / Eileen Yeo -- Part I. Workplace Communities: 3. Contested terrain: the convict task work system, 1788-1830 / Bill Robbins; 4. Workplace, community, mobilisation and labour politics at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops / Lucy Taksa; 5. Workplace community and female industrial organisation in the NSW public service, 1899-1999 / Ray Markey -- Part II. Communities of Place: 6. Hegemony, transience and community: life in inner city Brisbane, 1879-1885 / Bradley Bowden; 7. 'You didn't admit you were hard up': working class notions of moral community in Wollongong, 1921-1954 / Leanne Blackley; 8. Sydney's anti-eviction movement: community or conspiracy? / Nadia Wheatley and Drew Cottle; 9. Community police peacekeeping amidst bitter and divisive industrial confrontation: the APPM dispute at Burnie / David Baker -- Part III. Class Communities: 10. 'Bulwark of the country and salvation of the colony': class alignments and the importation of Chinese labour to NSW, 1847-1853; 11. The 'anxious class'? Storekeepers and the working class in Australia, 1900-1940 / Erik Eklund; 12. 'A co-fraternity: not merely a few sheets of famine-prices paper': reading as a labour movement community practice in Australia / Sean Scalmer -- Part IV. Race/Ethnicity and Internationalism: 13. The Communist Party of Australia's invovelemtn in the struggle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's rights, 1920-1970 / Bob Boughton; 14. 'Coolies' to comrades: internationalism between Australian and Asian seamen / Julia Martinez; 15. Community carnival or Cold War strategy? the 1952 youth carnival for peace and friendship / Phillip Deery -- Part V. Politics and Ideology of Community: 16. The Australian Right's new class discourse and the construction of the political community / Damien Cahill; 17. Counterpublics and public space: comparing labour movement and Aboriginal protest at Parliament House, Canberra / Kurt Iveson; 18. A symbolism to this place: the geography of a union campaign / Janis Bailey. -- 14.Includes bibliographical references.This book is a collection of historical studies concerning the broad theme 'Labour and Community'. It examines the importance of community as a basis for labour in terms of its reproduction, industrial and political organisation, culture and history. The concept of 'community' is explored across a broad range of applications, including workplace, locality, organisation, racial and ethnic gendered, national, and international perspectives.