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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Janisen_US
dc.contributor.editorGreg Patmoreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:12:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:12:24Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-26T09:31:07Z
dc.identifier.issn00236942en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36894
dc.description.abstractIn 1989, the mining giant Conzinc Riotinto of Australia (CRA) announced its intention to establish a coal mine and a privately owned power station near Mt Lesueur in Western Australia (WA). Local farmers initiated a campaign against the proposal, with other residents, unions, environmental movement organisations, artists and scientists being crucial to strategy formation and implementation. Campaigners faced the reality that although the Mt Lesueur area had enormous conservation significance, it was not a pristine wilderness and was not well known, so its importance needed to be communicated to broader publics. Campaigners exploited chinks in the political opportunity structure by means of a collaborative campaign that relied on a carefully developed and well-coordinated campaigning network, with participants respecting others' very disparate identities, contributions and strengths. Unusual features of the campaign included the involvement of the union movement in the form of Perth-based artworker activists, rather than construction workers or coal miners. Conzinc Riotinto of Australia withdrew its plans in 1990, and the WA government subsequently gazetted the Lesueur National Park in 1992. The campaign illustrates the point that in order to understand alliances against the owners of big capital we must stretch the definition of 'worker' and, crucially, pay careful attention to socio-spatial issues if we are to understand how cross-class, rural-urban alliances develop in working landscapes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Society for the Study of Labour Historyen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=labourhistory&cookieSet=1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto54en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLabour Historyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume99en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleMt Lesuer as a 'space of engagement': a rural-urban, cross-class conservation campaignen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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