E. P. Thompson and English radicalism

Edited by Roger Fieldhouse and Richard Taylor

E. P. Thompson and English radicalism
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  • ISBN: 9780719088216
  • Publish Date: Feb 2014
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780719097485
  • Publish Date: Jun 2015
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9175-3
    • Published Date: June 2015


    Available in paperback for the first time, E. P. Thompson and English radicalism gathers together a selection of leading authors from a diverse range of disciplines to critically review not only this pivotal work, but the wide range of his career, including his experience as an adult educator, writer, poet and critic. His involvement in the early New Left, his political theories, his socialist humanism and his concept of class are all interrogated fully. Thompson was also a notable and passionate political polemicist, peace campaigner and activist who saw all his public activity as complementary parts of a unified whole, and this collection aims to bring his ideas to the attention of a new generation of students, scholars and activists.


    1. E.P. Thompson: a short introduction - Roger Fieldhouse, Theodore Koditschek and Richard Taylor
    Part One: Adult education, history and literature
    2. Thompson: the adult educator - Roger Fieldhouse
    3. The making of The Making - David Goodway
    4. The possibilities of theory: Thompson's Marxist history - Theodore Koditschek
    5. The uses of literature: Thompson as writer, reader and critic - Luke Spencer
    Part Two: Policy, theory and peace campaigns
    6. Thompson and socialist humanism - Kate Soper
    7. Thompson's concept of class: the flesh and blood of self-emancipation - Nina Power
    8. Thompson and the early new left - Michael Newman
    9. Thompson and the Peace Movement: from CND in the 1950s and 1960s to END in the 1980s - Richard Taylor
    Part Three: E.P.Thompson: an overview
    10. Paradox and the Thompson 'School of Awkwardness - Bryan D Palmer
    Appendix: Thompson's writing style
    Select bibliography
    Other sources


    Richard Taylor is Emeritus Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

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