Opening the Gates: The Lip Affair, 1968-1981
Donald Reid (Author)
In the Summer of 1973, workers occupied the Lip watch and clock factory, sparking a national cause and controversy. The Lip occupation and self-management experience captured the imagination of the Left in France and internationally, as a living example of the spirit of May '68. In Opening the Gates, Donald Reid chronicles the history of this struggle. Beginning with the early stirrings of worker radicalism in 1968, Reid's meticulously researched narrative details the nationally publicised conflict of 1973, the second bankruptcy and occupation of 1976 and the conversion of Lip into a group of cooperatives operating into the 1980s. 8pp b&w plate section
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About the Author
Donald Reid is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work focuses on French labour history and the history of collective memory in modern France.
- Contributor: Donald Reid
- Imprint: Verso Books
- ISBN13: 9781786635402
- Number of Pages: 512
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x235mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Release Date: 2018-06-12
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Donald Reid is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work focuses on French labour history and the history of collective memory in modern France.