interesting articles on non-obvious protests

I'm currently looking at protests that were not as overtly obvious as demonstrations, meetings or strikes. Such protests could include arson; trespass along or reopening of closed footpaths, deliberate slacking off at work; wearing of political symbols in everyday life.

All fall under the shady category of 'social protest' or defence of custom, but I'm wary that I don't fall into the old trap of classifying crime as protest. They fall perhaps more neatly under the category of 'pauper/labourer agency'; that is, giving a voice and credit to the actions of the most disadvantaged or voiceless in Georgian society.

Here's a selection of articles and books I've been reading recently:
  • M. Huberman, Escape from the Market: Negotiating Work in Lancashire (CUP, 1996)
  • P. King, 'Gleaners, Farmers and the Failure of Legal Sanctions in England, 1750-1850,' Past & Present, 125 (1989)
  • R. J. Soderlund, 'Resistance from the Margins: the Yorkshire Worsted Spinners, Policing and the Transformation of Work in the Early Industrial Revolution,' Int. Rev. Social History, 51 (2006)
  • S. Poole, 'A lasting and salutary warning: Incendiarism, Rural Order and England's Last Scene of Crime Execution,' Rural History, 19:2 (2008)
  • P. D. Jones, 'I cannot keep my place without being deascent: Pauper Letters, Parish Clothing and Pragmatism in the South of England, 1750-1830,' Rural History, 20:1 (2009)


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