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 Huw Beynon DSc, ACSS, FRSW

Huw Beynon

DSc, ACSS, FRSW

Emeritus Professor

School of Social Sciences

Overview

I was born and brought up in Ebbw Vale when it was a thriving coal and steel town on the north eastern rim of the South Welsh coalfield. That place, and the ways that is has changed has affected the way I have developed as a sociologist. I have worked in five universities in the UK and I have conducted empirical work in and around these places. In this have worked with local community groups, trades unions and public policy officials to seek to improve economic and social conditions and the life chances of disadvantaged people in disadvantaged places.

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2017

2016

2015

2014

2011

2009

  • Beynon, H. 2009. O paradoxo Ingles. In: Limoncic, F. and Martinho, C. P. eds. A grande depressao, politica e economia na decada de 1930. Rio de Janeiro: Civilizacao Brazileira, pp. 277-305.

2006

2005

2003

2002

1977

I am best known as an industrial sociologist and for my research into the experience of work, trade unions and organisational change. I have combined this with a keen interest in historical sociology and the impact of place and social class upon social and economic life. "Working for Ford" was one of my first books and I have just puiblished (with Ray Hudson) a book called The Shadow of the MIne:Coal and the End of Industrial Britain   which looks at changes on the old coalfields of South Wales and Durham. This book and its reviews are more fully discussed on my personal website. I continue to work with colleagues on issues realting to the legacy iof coal  mining and the more general impact of deindustrialisation in South Wales.