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Fabianism and culture : a study in British socialism and the arts c. 1884-1918

Author: Ian Britain
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the basic aims of the book is to question this bleakly philistine image, by showing the basis of the Fabians' beliefs in romancism as well as utilitarianism.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Britain
ISBN: 0521021294 9780521021296 0521235634 9780521235631
OCLC Number: 62762358
Notes: Originally published: 1982.
Description: xii, 344 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Literary and Artistic Origins of Fabian Socialism: 1. Thomas Davidson, the new life fellowship and the earliest Fabians; 2. The young Webbs: towards a socialist partnership; 3. Three Fabians essayists and William Morris; 4. Bernard Shaw; Part ii. Art, Austerity and Pleasure in Fabian Socialism: 5. The Webb partnership: the practice of renunciation; 6. The Fabians as anti-ascetics; 7. Powerhouse or club?: artistic activities of the Fabian Society; 8. Platform or playhouse?: Fabian lecturing on the arts and the arts of Fabian lecturing; Part III. Fabianism, Elitism and Popular Culture: 9. Fabian attitudes to working-class culture; 10. Fabians, art and democracy; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ian Britain.
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