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Prof Huw Beynon 






Selected Publications

Books

Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

 

Beynon H, Grimshaw D, Rubery J and Ward K, (2002) Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work, Oxford University Press, London pp x + 342, ISBN 0 1992 4869 9/ 0 1992 4870 0

 

 

 

Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economy

 

Beynon H, Harvey M, and Quilley, S (2002) Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economy, Edward Elgar Press,  ISBN 1 84376 189 0

 

 

 

Coalfields Regeneration

 

Beynon H, Bennett, K and Hudson, R (2000) Regenerating the Coal-fields, Policy Press

 

 

 

Digging up Trouble

 

Beynon H, Cox, A. and Hudson, R (2000) Digging up Trouble: Opencast Coal-mining and Environmental Protest, Rivers Oram.

 

 

 

 

Masters and Servants: Class and Patronage in the Making of a Labour Organisation

 

Beynon H, and Austrin, T. (1996) Masters and Servants: Class and Patronage in the Making of a Labour Organisation  Rivers Oram
“serious labour history at its most readable, accessible and thought-provoking, a veritable synthesis of the scientific and literary, which, like a great Victorian novel, is about people for people” (Ackers 1996)

 

 

A Place Called Teesside

 

Beynon H,  Hudson, R and Sadler, D. (1996) A Place Called Teesside, Edinburgh University Press

 

 

 

A Tale of Two Industries

 

Beynon H,  Hudson, R. and Sadler, D (1992) A Tale of Two Industries, Open University Press

 

 

 

Born to Work

 

Beynon H. and Hedges, N. (1982) Born to Work, Pluto
“arguably, the outstanding photo-textual study of working life in 1970’s England”.  Laurence McDonald  (Illusions, No.39. Winter 2007)

 

 

 

Workers’ Report

 

Beynon H and Wainwright, H. (1980) The Workers’ Report on Vickers Ltd.  Pluto
“There has been nothing like it since The Miners’ Next Step published in 1912” (Tony Lane)

 

 

 

Living With Capitalism

 

Beynon H. and Nichols, T. (1979) Living With Capitalism, Routledge

 

 

 

 

Working for Ford

Beynon H  (1985) Working For Ford Penguin, second edition with two new chapters and preface

Beynon H  (1973) Working For Ford, Penguin
The unleashing of academics on to the shop floor has been a mixed blessing for working people….Huw Beynon is an exception. Working For Ford …is an absolute delight, a rare and valuable contribution to our understanding of work and grass roots trade unionism. We hear the shop floor speaking and its voice is raucous, rebellious and utterly irreverent. (David Wilson, The Observer 27 June 1973)

Perceptions of Work

 

Beynon H  and Blackburn, R.M. (1972) Perceptions of Work, Cambridge University Press, 1972 Republished 2011)

 

 

 

 

Edited Collections

The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management: Fordism and Post-Fordism

 

Beynon H and Nichols T (Editors) (2006) The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management: Fordism and Post-Fordism  Edward Elgar 2 volumes

 

 

 

Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism

 

Beynon H and Nichols T (Editors) (2006) Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism  Edward Elgar, 2 volumes

 

 

 

Looking at Class

 

Rowbotham S and Beynon H (Editors) (2001) Looking at Class, Rivers Oram, London pp vii +248, ISBN 1 85489 120 0 (hb), 1 85489 121 9 (pb) [including 4 chapters]

 

 

 

Patterns of Social Inequality

 

Beynon H and Glavanis, P. (Editors) (1999) Patterns of Social Inequality Longman

 

 

 

 

Digging Deeper: Issues in the Miners' Strike

 

Beynon H (Editor) (1985)  Digging Deeper: Issues in the Miners' Strike, Verso

 

 

 

 

Revolt Against an Age of Plenty: Collected Essays of Jack Common

 

Beynon,H. and Hutchinson, C. (1982) Revolt Against an Age of Plenty: Collected Essays of Jack Common, Strong Words Publications,

 

 

 

Austrin, T, Beynon, H. et.al. (1979) But the world goes on the same - Changing times in Durham pit villages,  Strong Words Publications

 

Short Works

What Happened at Speke?

 

Beynon, H. (1980) What Happened at Speke?,  Liverpool, TGWU,

 

 

 

 

 

Working Papers and Discussion Papers

Beynon, H. and Nichols, T. (1970) Modern British Sociology and the Affluent Worker, University of Bristol, pp32

Beynon, H. and Wainwright, H. Generalising the Lucas Initiative: A movement for Workers’ Plans, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, 1979 pp14.

Beynon, H.  and Wainwright, H. (1980) Workers’ Alternative Planning: Cutting Edge of Slippery Slope?, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 26

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1980) Global Outpost: The Experience of Multinational Corporations in the North East of England 1968-1980,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp 84

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1980) Masters and Servants: Paternalism and a Labour Movement  , ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham pp 114

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1981)  Getting the Numbers out: Women’s Work in Peterlee New Town, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 27

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1981)  After Blackhall: The Future of Coalmining in County Durham, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 17

Beynon, H. (1982) Where has all the Coking Coal Gone? ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham,  pp22

Beynon, H. (1982)The Past Against the Present: Jeremy Seabroke’s Method and the British Working Class,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp 24

Beynon, H. (1983) British Manufacture and the New International Division of Labour,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 22

Beynon, H. (1983) The Critique From Without: Japan and Britain’s Employment Systems Compared, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, 1983 pp. 30

Beynon, H. (1983) False Hopes and real Dilemmas: the Politics of the Collapse of British Manufacturing, ESRC Project Working Paper, pp. 39

Beynon, H. (1983) British Workers and the New Technology: Some Reflections on Empirical Investigations, ESRC Project Working Paper,  pp. 22

Beynon, H. ,Cox, A and Hudson R. (1989 )British Coal and Opencast Mining: the Economic, Environmental and Social Issues,  ESRC project Working paper pp 53 1989

Beynon, H. and Hudson R.  (1989) Energy Policy, British Coal and Opencast Mining  ESRC Project Working Paper, pp 102

Beynon, H. Diane Elson and Jamie Peck (1991)Changing Manchester International Centre for Labour Studies, Working paper No. 1. University of Manchester, 1991 pp 34

Beynon, H. and  R.M. Blackburn (1992) Gender and Employment: Home responsibilities and involvement in work,  Social and Political Sciences, Working paper No.7, University of Cambridge, 1992 pp 32

Beynon, H. and  R.M. Blackburn (1992) Industrial Sociology and the Industrial Worker,  Social and Political Sciences, Working paper, No.8 University of Cambridge, pp 24

Beynon, H. (1994) The Case for Houghton Main, International Centre for Labour Studies,  Working paper No.7 University of Manchester, pp 20  

Beynon, H. (1997) Changes at Work, International Centre for Labour Studies, Working paper No. 14 University of Manchester, pp 32

 

Sociology of Work  and Labour

Beynon, H. and Nichols, T. (1970) Modern British Sociology and the Affluent Worker, University of Bristol, pp32

Beynon H  and Blackburn, R.M. (1972) Perceptions of Work, Cambridge University Press, 1972 Republished 2011)

Nichols, T. and Beynon H. (1979) Living With Capitalism  , Routledge

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1981)  Getting the Numbers out: Women’s Work in Peterlee New Town, ESRC Project Working Paper,   University of Durham, pp. 27

Beynon, H. (1983) British Workers and the New Technology: Some Reflections on Empirical Investigations, ESRC Project Working Paper,  pp. 22

Beynon, H. and  R.M. Blackburn (1992) Gender and Employment: Home responsibilities and involvement in work,  Social and Political Sciences, Working paper No.7, University of Cambridge, 1992 pp 32

Beynon, H. and  R.M. Blackburn (1992) Industrial Sociology and the Industrial Worker,  Social and Political Sciences, Working paper, No.8 University of Cambridge, pp 24

Beynon, H. (1994) "The Changing Experience of Work" in Alex Bryson and Stephen McKay (Eds.) Is it Worth Working?, Policy Studies Institute, pp. 93-109

Beynon, H. (1997) Changes at Work, International Centre for Labour Studies, Working paper No. 14 University of Manchester, pp 32

Grimshaw, D, Beynon,H,   Rubery, J and Ward,K. (2002)  “The Restructuring of Career Paths in Large Service Sector Organisations: ‘Delayering’, Upskilling and Polarisiation”, Sociological Review, 50 (1)

Beynon H, Grimshaw D, Rubery J and Ward K, (2002) Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work, Oxford University Press, London pp x + 342, ISBN 0 1992 4869 9/ 0 1992 4870 0

Beynon H and Nichols T (Editors) (2006) The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management: Fordism and Post-Fordism  Edward Elgar 2 volumes

Beynon H and Nichols T (Editors) (2006) Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism  Edward Elgar, 2 volumes

Beynon H (2011) “Engaging Labour: British Sociology 1945-2010”, Global Labour Journal, Vol., 2. No.1  pp 5-26

 

Brazil

Abreu, A, Beynon,H, and Ramalho, J.R. (2000) “’The Dream Factory’: VW’s Modular Production System in Resende Brazil”, Work Employment and Society,14 (2) June

Beynon, H. and Ramalho, J.,(2001) Democracy and the Organisation of Class Struggle in Brazil, Working Classes: Global Realities, (Leo Panich and Colin Leys, editors) Merlin Press, pp 219-238, ISSN 0081-0606

 

Change and the British Working Class

Beynon, H. (1982)The Past Against the Present: Jeremy Seabroke’s Method and the British Working Class,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp 24

Beynon H   and Glavanis, P. (Editors) (1999) Patterns of Social Inequality Longman,

Beynon H and Kushnick L, (2002) “Cool Britannia or Cruel Britannia? Racism and New Labour”, Fighting Identities Race, Religion and Etho Nationalism, (Editors L Panitch and C Leys), Merlin Press, London  pp 229-244, ISBN 0 8503 6508 3 / 0 8503 6507 4 

Beynon H (2008) “Issues of Class, Ethnicity and Migration in a London Borough” in SAGE Race Relations Abstracts Vol 32 (3) pp 30-43 

 

Working Class Culture and Image

Hedges, N. and Beynon H.. (1982) Born to Work, Pluto
“arguably, the outstanding photo-textual study of working life in 1970’s England”.  Laurence McDonald  (Illusions, No.39. Winter 2007)

Beynon, H. (1982)The Past Against the Present: Jeremy Seabroke’s Method and the British Working Class,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp 24

Beynon, H. Howells,K, …The Big  Meeting Video Chapter Cardiff

Pattison, K. and Beynon, H. (1984) Easington, Side Gallery, Newcastle

Beynon, H.  (1985) “’Our Cultural Heritage’”,  Ten 8   August pp 4-14

Beynon, H. (1986)  “Tommy Armstrong:  The Pitman’s Poet”

Beynon, H.  and Austrin, T. (1989) “The Iconography of the Durham Miners’ Gala", Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 2. No 1 pp 66-81

Rowbotham S and Beynon H (Editors), (2001) Looking at Class, Rivers Oram, London pp vii +248, ISBN 1 85489 120 0 (hb), 1 85489 121 9 (pb)

 

Changing Places

Beynon H,  Hudson, R. and Sadler, D (1986) “Horden" in R. Samuel and G. Bonaas (Eds), The Enemies Within, Routledge,  pp 43-51

Beynon H,  Hudson, R. and Sadler, D (1986) “Middlesborough: Contradictions in Economic and Cultural Change”  in P. Cooke (ed.) Global Restructuring and Local Response: A Report Commissioned by the Environment and Planning Committee of the ESRC,  ESRC, pp 175-186

Beynon H,  Hudson, R.  Lewis, J.,  Townsend . A  and Sadler, D  (1988) "It's all Falling Apart up Here!" in P. Cooke (ed.) Localities, Hutchinson, 1988

Beynon, H. Diane Elson and Jamie Peck (1991) “Changing Manchester”, International Centre for Labour Studies, Working paper No. 1. University of Manchester, 1991 pp 34

Beynon H,  Hudson, R. and Sadler, D (1992) A Tale of Two Industries, Open University Press

Beynon H, and Hudson, R.  (1993) "Place and Space in Contemporary Europe" Antipode, Vol.25, No.3  pp. 177-190

Beynon H,  Hudson, R and Sadler, D. (1996) A Place Called Teesside, Edinburgh University Press

Bennett, K, Beynon H, and Hudson, R (2000) Regenerating the Coal-fields , Policy Press

 

Trade Unionism Capital and Labour

Beynon , H, Davies R and Davies, S (2012) “Sources of Variation in Trade Union Membership across the UK: The case of Wales”, Industrial Relations Journal, May pp

Beynon H and Wainwright, H.  (1980) The Workers’ Report on Vickers Ltd.  Pluto

“There has been nothing like it since The Miners’ Next Step published in 1912” (Tony Lane)

Beynon, H. and Wainwright, H. Generalising the Lucas Initiative: A movement for Workers’ Plans, ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, 1979 pp14.

Beynon, H.  and Wainwright, H. (1980) Workers’ Alternative Planning: Cutting Edge of Slippery Slope?), ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 26

Beynon H  (1985) Working For Ford, Penguin, second edition (1985) with two new chapters and a new preface.
The unleashing of academics on to the shop floor has been a mixed blessing for working people….Huw Beynon is an exception. Working For Ford …is an absolute delight, a rare and valuable contribution to our understanding of work and grass roots trade unionism. We hear the shop floor speaking and its voice is raucous, rebellious and utterly irreverent. (David Wilson, The Observer 27 June 1973)

 

Capital and the Environment

Beynon H, Harvey M, and Quilley S,(2002)  Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economy, Edward Elgar Press,  ISBN 1 84376 189 0

Beynon H, Cox, A. and Hudson, R (2000)  Digging up Trouble: Opencast Coal-mining and Environmental Protest  Rivers Oram

 

Coal Mining

Austrin, T. and Beynon, H. (1981)  After Blackhall: The Future of Coalmining in County Durham, ESRC Project Working Paper,  University of Durham, pp. 17

Beynon, H. (1982) Where has all the Coking Coal Gone? ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham,  pp22

Beynon, H. (1985)"The Miners' Strike in Easington", New Left Review, No.148,

Beynon, H. (1986) "Authority and Change in the Coal-fields", Journal of Law and Society, Vol.12  No.3   pp.395-403

Beynon, H. (1994) The Case for Houghton Main, International Centre for Labour Studies,  Working paper No.7 University of Manchester, pp 20  

Beynon H, and Austrin, T. (1996) Masters and Servants: Class and Patronage in the Making of a Labour Organisation  Rivers Oram.
“serious labour history at its most readable, accessible and thought-provoking, a veritable synthesis of the scientific and literary, which, like a great Victorian novel, is about people for people” (Ackers 1996)

Beynon H,. Hudson, R.  and  Sadler,D. (1996) "Nationalised Industries and the Destruction of Community:  Evidence from the North East of England", Capital and Class,  No. 29, pp. 27-57

Beynon H, Cox, A, and Hudson, R. (1998 ) "Opencast mining and the privatisation of coal" Capital and Class, No.40, pp. 89-114

 

Related Links

Coalfields Research Programme 1998-2004

 

Durham Villages – Ethnographic Sketches

Beynon H (1982)  Underground at Easington Colliery

Beynon H (1982) What a May Day!

Beynon H (1985)  “The Miners' Strike in Easington", New Left Review, No.148,

Beynon H (1985)  Kelloe – the village that stayed on strike

Beynon H (1985) Closing Down as Sacriston

 

Capital and Labour

Beynon, H. (1983) British Manufacture and the New International Division of Labour,  ESRC Project Working Paper, University of Durham, pp. 22

Beynon, H.  (1983) "False Hopes and Real Dilemmas", Critique,  pp.1-22.

Beynon, H.  (1986) Dealing with Icebergs", Work, Employment and Society, Vol.1 No.2 pp.247-259.