Alternatives To State-socialism In Britain: Other Worlds Of Labour In The Twentieth Century

February 8, 2018|
Alternatives To State-socialism In Britain: Other Worlds Of Labour In The Twentieth Century by Peter Ackers
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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.

Peter Ackers is Professor of Employment Relations at De Montfort University, UK, and Visiting Professor of Labour and Social History at Loughborough University, UK. He co-editedFindings a Voice at Work?(2015), and publishes on Hugh Clegg and the ''Oxford School'' of Industrial Relations, trade unions, working-class Protestantis...
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Title:Alternatives To State-socialism In Britain: Other Worlds Of Labour In The Twentieth Century
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:354 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:354 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:February 8, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319742489

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