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Author Harker, Ben, author.

Title The chronology of revolution : communism, culture, and civil society in twentieth-century Britain / Ben Harker
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Contents The Chronology of Revolution, 1920-1940 -- Constructive Communists, 1940-1947 -- The British Road to Socialism, 1947-1956 -- The Struggle for Renewal, 1956-1968 -- The Spectre of Eurocommunism, 1968-1979
Summary "Based on a decade of research in over twenty archives, The Chronology of Revolution is an accessible and richly-detailed work of historical and cultural analysis that fixes its gaze on the legacy of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Communists anticipated that the party, formed in the world's first industrialised nation, would be in the vanguard of world revolution. Instead, the party never came close to matching the political power of the British Labour Party or continental Communist parties in France or Italy and dissolved itself in 1991. In this book, Ben Harker draws on the ideas of Antonio Gramsci to argue that the CPGB, despite having great influence over British culture, never fully appreciated the importance of civil society to its political strength. Analysing members' efforts in fields such as science, journalism, the arts, broadcasting, and education, The Chronology of Revolution offers an alternative, radical history of Britain between 1920 and 1991 which draws out important lessons for the contemporary Left."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Antonio Gramsci
British Communism
British Labour Party
Communist Party of Great Britain
archival research
civil society
socialist strategy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 02, 2021)
Subject Communist Party of Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
SUBJECT Communist Party of Great Britain fast
Subject Communism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Political parties -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
Political parties
Great Britain
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781487536169