Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements

Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain

Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century

Editors: Ackers, Peter, Reid, Alastair J. (Eds.)

  • Poses a major challenge to mainstream Labour History that focuses on strikes, nationalization, trade unions, communism, secular state-socialism
    Introduces readers to a multi-layered examination of different aspects of the history of 20th British labour movements
    Challenges the pre-conceptions and stereotypes surrounding the labour movement
     

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About this book

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.

About the authors

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-edited Findings a Voice at Work? (2015), and publishes on Hugh Clegg and the ‘Oxford School’ of Industrial Relations, trade unions, working-class Protestantism and labour biography.

Alastair J. Reid is a Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, UK. He was a co-founder of the History & Policy dissemination network. His publications include United We Stand: A History of British Trade Unions (2005) and The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950 (2010).

Reviews

“This collection is redolent with ideas, displays the pluralism of socialism, and is a very important start to both the intellectual and the pragmatic debate which will inevitably develop over the next few years. It is an engaging and stimulating collection of essays and should be read by those concerned about the future of socialist and civic society in Britain, the need for which might very well develop after Brexit.” (Keith Laybourn, Labour History Review, Vol. 82 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Other Worlds of Labour: Liberal-Pluralism in Twentieth-Century British Labour History

    Ackers, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

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  • Trade Unions: Voluntary Associations and Individual Rights

    Whiting, Richard

    Pages 31-56

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  • The Co-operative Party: An Alternative Vision of Social Ownership

    Vorberg-Rugh, Rachael (et al.)

    Pages 57-92

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  • Working-Class Women Activists: Citizenship at the Local Level

    Davidson, Ruth

    Pages 93-120

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  • Protestant Nonconformists: Providers of Educational and Social Services

    Vail, Andy

    Pages 121-150

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34161-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 36,39 €
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  • Due: June 11, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74248-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain
Book Subtitle
Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century
Editors
  • Peter Ackers
  • Alastair J. Reid
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34162-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34162-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-34161-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74248-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 354
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