The Crisis of Theory: E. P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics Scott Hamilton

ISBN: 9780719084355

Published: August 15th 2011

Hardcover

288 pages


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The Crisis of Theory: E. P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics  by  Scott Hamilton

The Crisis of Theory: E. P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics by Scott Hamilton
August 15th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780719084355 | 3.72 Mb

The crisis of theory tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of E. P. Thompson, one of Britains foremost twentieth-century thinkers. Drawing on extraordinary new unpublished documents, Scott Hamilton shows that all of ThompsonsMoreThe crisis of theory tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of E. P. Thompson, one of Britains foremost twentieth-century thinkers. Drawing on extraordinary new unpublished documents, Scott Hamilton shows that all of Thompsons work, from his acclaimed histories to his voluminous political writings to his little-noticed poetry, was inspired by the same passionate and idiosyncratic vision of the world.

Hamilton shows the connection between Thompsons famously ferocious attack on the Stalinism in theory of Louis Althusser and his assaults on positivist social science in books like The making of the English working class, and he produces previously unseen evidence to show that Thompsons hostility to both left and right-wing forms of authoritarianism was rooted in first-hand experience of violent political repression.This book will appeal to scholars and general readers with an interest in left-wing politics and theory, British society, twentieth-century history, modernist poetry, and the philosophy of history.



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