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The crisis of theory : EP Thompson, the New Left and postwar British politics

Author: Scott Hamilton
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester Univ. Press, 2011.
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"This book tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of EP Thompson, one of Britain's foremost twentieth-century thinkers. Drawing on extrodinary new unpublished documents, Scott Hamilton shows that all of Thompson's work, from his acclaimed histories to his voluminous political writings to his littel-noticed poetry, was inspired by the same passionate and idiosyncratic vision of the world. In a  Read more...
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Named Person: E P Thompson; E P Thompson; Edward P Thompson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Hamilton
ISBN: 0719084350 9780719084355
OCLC Number: 662578215
Description: viii, 293 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The making of EP Thompson: family, anti-fascism and the 1930s --
Yesterday the struggle: 'outside the whale' and the fight for the 1930s --
A peculiar classic --
Getting out of the tent --
The road to St Paul's --
The eagle and the bustard: EP Thompson and Louis Althusser --
'Mountainous inconsistency': EP Thompson, Marx and 'the poverty of theory' --
'Don't tread on me': the other side of Thompson's critique --
Between Zhdanov and Bloomsbury: the poetry and poetics of EP Thompson --
After St Paul's: EP Thompson's late work --
Conclusion: The last Muggletonian Marxist: EP Thompson's paradoxical triumph. From the 1930s to the Cold War --
New Left, old problems --
Crisis and creavitity --
Making peace.
Responsibility: Scott Hamilton.
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