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Ackers / Reid

Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain

Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century
1st ed. 2016. Buch. xvii, 354 S.: Bibliographien. Hardcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-3-319-34161-3
Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm
Gewicht: 756 g
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This book poses a major revisionist challenge to 20th century British labour history, aiming to look beyond the Marxist and Fabian exclusion of working class experience, notably religion and self-help, in order to exaggerate ‘labour movement’ class cohesion. Instead of a ‘forward march’ to secular state-socialism, the research presented here is devoted to a rich diversity of social movements and ideas. In this collection of essays, the editors establish the liberal-pluralist tradition, with the following chapters covering three distinct sections. Part One, ‘Other Forms of Association’ covers subjects such as trade unions, the Co-operative Party, women’s community activism and Protestant Nonconformity. Part Two, ‘Other Leaders’, covers employer Edward Cadbury; Trades Union Congress leader Walter Citrine; and the electricians’ leader, Frank Chapple. Part Three, ‘Other Intellectuals’, considers G.D.H. Cole, Michael Young and left libertarianism by Stuart White. Readers interested in the British Labour movement will find this an invaluable resource.
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Poses a major challenge to mainstream Labour History that focuses on strikes, nationalization, trade unions, communism, secular state-socialismIntroduces readers to a multi-layered examination of different aspects of the history of 20th British labour movementsChallenges the pre-conceptions and stereotypes surrounding the labour movement
Herausgegeben von: link iconPeter Ackers und link iconAlastair J. Reid