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Winter Talks - Fri 13th April 8:30pm - The Dublin Docker - Aileen O'Carroll

Published 19:26 on 26 Feb 2018

Working Lives of Dublin's Deep-Sea Port Dockers

As a port city, Dublin owes much to the labourers who strove against the heavy-duty tide of imports and exports; a league of thousands who were hired on a day-to-day basis for generations,. The Dublin Docker is a sumptuously illustrated history that determines the dockers' and stevedores' importance as an industrial subculture within the Dublin that they navigated.. How they negotiated working hours and pay, the changes that came with epochal events – the Dublin Lockout, the First World War, the Easter Rising and War of Independence – and the innumerable myths and 'dark stories' that shrouded their image: The Dublin Docker is a history of the dockers and their deep-woven connection to the city.

About the Authors

Aileen O'Carroll is the author of Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society: Unpredictable Work and a contributor to Time & Society, Saothar and Sociology. She is the manager of the Irish Qualitative Data Archive at Maynooth University and a research associate attached the Life History and Social Change project.

Don Bennett lectured in University College Dublin and at universities in the United States. He published on a variety of topics, including that based on research on the street traders of Dublin and on the Concerned Parents Against Drugs movement in Dublin. Sadly Don passed away before the Book was Published

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