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Bodman, Ryan

Overview
Works: 6 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Periodicals  History  Zines 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D639,
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Most widely held works by Ryan Bodman
Herangi by Ryan Bodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Urquhart by Ryan Bodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baxter by Ryan Bodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imminent rebellion. an irregular anarchist journal from deep in the South Pacific( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unions by Ryan Bodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'The public have had a gutsful and so have we' : the alienation of organised labour in New Zealand, 1968-1984 by Ryan Bodman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between 1984 and the early 1990s, trade union membership in New Zealand fell by almost 50% as neo-liberal economic change marginalised the movement. Underpinning this decline was an image of organised labour, developed throughout the preceding period, in which the trade union movement was contrasted with broader societal concerns. In examining the decline of organised labour, scholars and activists have focussed on the tangible impacts of neo-liberal change but have paid little attention to the preceding period. This thesis seeks to broaden scholarly consideration of the trade union movement's demise by considering organised labour's alienation amidst the decline of the Keynesian economic system. By engaging with media and political representations of trade unions, alongside oral history interviews, this project charts the movement's shift, between 1968 and 1984, from a central player in the nation's economic status quo, to a movement routinely presented as a hindrance to the fulfilment of national interests. Amidst post-war economic growth labour, capital and the state operated in a broadly cooperative framework with a collective focus on expanding the nation's economy. In this context, the dominant current of organised labour played a central role in the maintenance of economic and industrial stability. However, when post-war economic growth came to an end in late 1973, tensions emerged. The structural bias of the state and the commercial media forced the interests of capital centre stage, while organised labour was ostracised from the national interest rubric. In exposing the changing representations of organised labour, this thesis considers the real world implications of the imagery, along with the power dynamics reflected therein. The trade union movement's response to economic change is considered, along with the popular adoption of the image that contrasted the movement - and in particular its leaders - with national interests. The impact of this period is then considered in light of subsequent events as the rhetorical logic of organised labour's alienation served to legitimise the movement's marginalisation amidst neoliberal change
 
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