'Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her ideas, movements and world (BOK)

Matt Perry

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Unearthing new evidence to provide a richer understanding of her life, this study delves beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson on the Jarrow Crusade. From a humble background, she ascended to the rank of Minister in the 1945 Labour government. Yet she was much more than a conventional Labour politician. She wrote journalism, political theory and novels. She was both a socialist and a feminist; at times, she described herself as a revolutionary. She visited Soviet Russia, the Indian civil disobedience campaign, the Spanish Civil War and the Third Reich. This study deploys transnational and social movement theory perspectives to grapple with the complex itinerary of her ideas. Interest in Wilkinson remains strong among academic and non-academic audiences alike. This is in part because her principal concerns - working-class representation, the status of women, capitalist crisis, war, anti-fascism - remain central to contentious politics today.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Matt Perry
Forlag
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780719087202
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,5cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Central government