When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      affective labour
      neoliberalism
      solidarity
      Teachers’ unions
      Teachers' unions
    • Abstract:
      As public-sector unions such as teachers’ unions used the boon of post-war liberalism to form their political power, they imported many of liberalism’s key contradictions: its formation of racial contracts, its misappraisal of affective labour, and its opportunistic collective action logics. This article suggests cracks within liberalism weakened the political power of teachers’ unions, disempowering a feminised workforce. Using a historical case study of teachers’ strike in rural Wisconsin in 1974, this article shows how the tenuous solidarity afforded by liberal accords made teachers’ unions more vulnerable to future neoliberal offensives on public education and its workers. The aftermath of the strike generated an opportunistic labour movement in which workers pursued their interests through legal provisions rather than by developing teachers’ broader community and labour solidarities, subverting feminist possibilities of teachers’ unions. This history suggestshowteachers defend their rights as workers amidst a rising tide of neoliberalism matters. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    • ISSN:
      0954-0253
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381
    • Accession Number:
      120264739
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SCHIRMER, E. B. When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism. Gender & Education, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 8–27, 2017. DOI 10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=20h&AN=120264739&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Schirmer EB. When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism. Gender & Education. 2017;29(1):8-27. doi:10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381.
    • APA:
      Schirmer, E. B. (2017). When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism. Gender & Education, 29(1), 8–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schirmer, Eleni Brelis. 2017. “When Solidarity Doesn’t Quite Strike: The 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin Teachers’ Strike and the Rise of Neoliberalism.” Gender & Education 29 (1): 8–27. doi:10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381.
    • Harvard:
      Schirmer, E. B. (2017) ‘When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism’, Gender & Education, 29(1), pp. 8–27. doi: 10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schirmer, EB 2017, ‘When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism’, Gender & Education, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 8–27, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Schirmer, Eleni Brelis. “When Solidarity Doesn’t Quite Strike: The 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin Teachers’ Strike and the Rise of Neoliberalism.” Gender & Education, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 8–27. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schirmer, Eleni Brelis. “When Solidarity Doesn’t Quite Strike: The 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin Teachers’ Strike and the Rise of Neoliberalism.” Gender & Education 29, no. 1 (January 2017): 8–27. doi:10.1080/09540253.2016.1197381.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schirmer EB. When solidarity doesn’t quite strike: the 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin teachers’ strike and the rise of neoliberalism. Gender & Education [Internet]. 2017 Jan [cited 2019 Dec 15];29(1):8–27. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=20h&AN=120264739&custid=s6224580