Doctoral study investigated the disappearance of the printing trade workers in a metropolitan newspaper organization from 1966 to 1995. Against a backdrop of new technologies that made many occupations redundant and with a changing industrial and social landscape, newspaper printers struggled to maintain their position in the production process. Through a form of retrospective ethnography, the group’s decollectivization and slow demise is traced over the thirty-year period and explained using a reversal of Boltanski’s theory of group formation.
- De-formation of social groups
- Social ageing
- Retrospective ethnography and qualitative methodolgies
- Classroom assessment practices
- Students with disability and assessment adjustments