BREAD NOT PROFITS’: A history of Ireland’s Soviets (2014) Call for Chapters.from Oisín Wall PhD Candidate at King College London

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
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BREAD NOT PROFITS’: A history of Ireland’s Soviets
Call for Chapters
There were over a hundred ‘soviets’ in Ireland between 1919 and 1923, mostly trade union-led occupations of workplaces – such as the mill in Bruree (pictured). Chapters are being sought for a forthcoming book of essays on the subject. Abstracts of 300 to 500 words to oisin.wall@kcl.ac.uk before 7 July 2013

Photo: ‘BREAD NOT PROFITS’: A history of Ireland’s Soviets<br />
                  Call for Chapters<br />
There were over a hundred ‘soviets’ in Ireland between 1919 and 1923, mostly trade union-led occupations of workplaces – such as the mill in Bruree (pictured).  Chapters are being sought for a forthcoming book of essays on the subject. Abstracts of 300 to 500 words to oisin.wall@kcl.ac.uk before 7 July 2013.<br />
Thanks to William Wall for this. More info<br />
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Detailed format   got it from here  

Between 1919 and 1923 there were over one hundred Soviets declared in Ireland. Lunatic asylums, ports, farms, factories, creameries and mills were occupied. They were led by travelling organisers, trade union committees and even by spontaneous workers groups. The history of the Soviets has long been entangled with the Ireland’s Republican narratives. The Soviet period is often represented either as industrial action in support of the fledgling republic or as melodramatic trade unionism which failed to grasp the significance of the national conflict. However, these were the most idealistic years of the Russian Revolution, the heights of the German and Hungarian Revolutions and Italy’s Biennio Rosso. This book will attempt to untangle the Irish Soviets from the Republican narratives, to reassess the causes and motivations for these occupations and to situate them in a broader international context.
This is a call for chapter proposals on aspects of the soviet movement in Ireland. We are specifically looking for proposals on:
•Histories of specific Irish Soviets, or comparisons between two or more Soviets
•The Irish Soviet Movement in an international context
•The relationship between the Soviets and the British State, I.R.A. and the Free State
•The reception these groups received from the general public
• The significance of the history of the Irish Soviet Movement for Ireland today
•Or any other aspects of the history of the movement that you believe are pertinent or have been overlooked
Proposals should take the form of Abstracts (of 300-500 words), along with a brief biographical note about the author (under 300 words), submitted to the editor, Oisín Wall, at oisin.wall@kcl.ac.uk. If your abstract is accepted, the finished paper will be due for submission in February 2014. Finished chapters should be 7,000-10,000 words.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts will be July 1st. The editor will communicate his decision to you as soon as possible after that date.

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