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The Road To 1984

posted on 04 Dec 2015

The Road To 1984 : How the 1984/5 UK Miners’ Strike has been represented in fiction by Terry Potter

This research paper looks at the way authors of fiction in the UK presented the events of the 1984-5 Miners' Strike. In doing so it examines some of the post war fiction that is set in mining communities prior to the dispute and reflects on how novelists, many too young to have been contemporaneous with the events they depict, interpreted the actvities of the miners and the government of the day.

The paper is critical of the response made by the novelists post 84-5 for failing to challenge dominant discourses set by the media and the Government and for marginalising the voices of miners and their wives who lived through the strike.

 

Read the full paper on this link: road_to_1984.pdf