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Communists and British Society 1920-1991

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Published in 2007 by Rivers Oram Press. Chapter reference notes, bibliography and index.

Newly accessible communist archives in Britain and Moscow have given us a fuller and richer picture of the membership of the British Communist Party than of any other British political party, and indeed of most other communist parties.
This project presents the fullest and most authoritative details of the Communist Party in Britain yet assembled. It tracks down British communists: who they were, where they came from, how their allegiances were forged and sustained, how communist identities were created and dissolved, the diverse roles party members played in British society.
A truly collaborative project led by academics with sustained research experience, this book will not simply deepen our understanding of one of the key social movements of the twentieth century, it will provide a social history of left-wing activism in Britain, from the social ferment and grassroots militancy of the interwar period to the cultural politics and 'designer socialism' of the 1980s.
Accessible but rigorous, the book will also illuminate broader issues of history, radical politics and political sociology, including: patterns of belief and commitment; formative influences and politicisation; organisational culture; relations between organisations; processes of mobilisation; the significance of class, gender, generation, locality and ethnicity for political activism and radicalism.

No dust jacket. In excellent condition throughout, very clean and binding tight. Light bumping to a couple of corners and bottom of spine.

Item details

Author(s):
Kevin Morgan, Gidon Cohen & Andrew Flinn
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x16cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1854891448
ISBN-13:
9781854891440
Number of pages:
356
Publisher:
Rivers Oram
Title:
Communists and British Society 1920-1991

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Published in 2007 by Rivers Oram Press. Chapter reference notes, bibliography and index.

Newly accessible communist archives in Britain and Moscow have given us a fuller and richer picture of the membership of the British Communist Party than of any other British political party, and indeed of most other communist parties.
This project presents the fullest and most authoritative details of the Communist Party in Britain yet assembled. It tracks down British communists: who they were, where they came from, how their allegiances were forged and sustained, how communist identities were created and dissolved, the diverse roles party members played in British society.
A truly collaborative project led by academics with sustained research experience, this book will not simply deepen our understanding of one of the key social movements of the twentieth century, it will provide a social history of left-wing activism in Britain, from the social ferment and grassroots militancy of the interwar period to the cultural politics and 'designer socialism' of the 1980s.
Accessible but rigorous, the book will also illuminate broader issues of history, radical politics and political sociology, including: patterns of belief and commitment; formative influences and politicisation; organisational culture; relations between organisations; processes of mobilisation; the significance of class, gender, generation, locality and ethnicity for political activism and radicalism.

No dust jacket. In excellent condition throughout, very clean and binding tight. Light bumping to a couple of corners and bottom of spine.

Author(s):
Kevin Morgan, Gidon Cohen & Andrew Flinn
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x16cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1854891448
ISBN-13:
9781854891440
Number of pages:
356
Publisher:
Rivers Oram
Title:
Communists and British Society 1920-1991

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