The British New Left and Its Legacy

The British New Left and Its Legacy : Advance, Retreat Or Defeat?

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The British New Left which emerged in the 1960s can be seen as progenitors for today's horizontalist and libertarian left. Invariably portrayed as either street-fighters or detached intellectuals, their legacy is a continuing source of fascination and disagreement.

Madeleine Davis provides a complete history of the New Left's ideas and the legacy of what, at the time, was an extraordinarily influential community of scholars and intellectuals. More importantly, she links that exploration with an assessment of their continuing relevance and importance and explores the way in which the movement was part of a larger international tendency, particularly in Europe and the US.

The British New Left and Its Legacy relates the work of new Left intellectuals to specific political themes with a contemporary relevance for the student of politics.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745321593
  • 9780745321592

Table of contents

1. The British New Left: Lives and Times

2. Influences and Context

3. The Meaning of Socialism

4. Political Organisation

5. Culture, Politics and Intellectuals

6. Legacy
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About Madeleine Davis

Madeleine Davis is a lecturer in politics at Queen Mary, University of London and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
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