Where is 'Red Clydeside'? Industrial heritage, working-class culture and memory in the Glasgow region

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Abstract

Glasgow and Clydeside’s industrial past, working-class culture and heritage have been the focus of struggle and contestation. Urban renewal and associated image rebranding from the 1980s has projected a sense of the city as a prospering, safe, welcoming, stylish place of hedonistic consumption, great architecture (McIntosh and Art Nouveau) and with a vibrant nightlife. In this rebranding, working-class culture and social life, industrial heritage, the ravages of deindustrialization and the struggles of ‘Red Clydeside’ have been marginalized. If Glasgow’s museums act as theatres of heritage, it is creative, artistic, technological, religious, scientific and industrial achievements and developments that now take centre stage. This chapter explores regional identity and representation in public history, critically examining the ways that museums, archives and the heritage industry have engaged with the history of work, working-class culture and radical politics of the industrial conurbation of Clydeside – the 40 miles or so centred on Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city – since 1980.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Industrial Pasts
Subtitle of host publicationIndustrial Heritage Making in Britain, the West and Post-Socialist Countries
EditorsStefan Berger
Place of PublicationNew York
Chapter2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameMaking Sense of History
PublisherBerghahn

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Industrial Heritage
Glasgow
Working-class Culture
Heritage
Public History
Regional Identity
Heritage Industry
Deindustrialization
Art Nouveau
Religion
1980s
Social Life
Urban Renewal
Contestation
Radical Politics
Scotland
Stylish
History

Keywords

  • Glasgow
  • working-class culture
  • rebranding
  • Red Clydeside
  • regional identity

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McIvor, A. (2019). Where is 'Red Clydeside'? Industrial heritage, working-class culture and memory in the Glasgow region. In S. Berger (Ed.), Constructing Industrial Pasts: Industrial Heritage Making in Britain, the West and Post-Socialist Countries (Making Sense of History ). New York.
McIvor, Arthur. / Where is 'Red Clydeside'? Industrial heritage, working-class culture and memory in the Glasgow region. Constructing Industrial Pasts: Industrial Heritage Making in Britain, the West and Post-Socialist Countries. editor / Stefan Berger. New York, 2019. (Making Sense of History ).
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