Intellectual Radicalism after 1989 : Crisis and Re-orientation in the British and the American Left / Sebastian Berg.Material type: BookSeries: Edition Politik ; 32.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839434185.Subject(s): Communism and intellectuals -- Great Britain -- History | Communism and intellectuals -- United States -- History | Socialism -- Great Britain -- History | Socialism -- United States -- History | Sociology (General) | American History | Britain | British History | History | Intellectuals | North America | Political Science | Political Sociology | Politics | Socialism | Sociology | United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / GeneralDDC classification: 320 Online resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- I. Introduction: the Paradox of 1989 -- II. Analysing the Impact of 1989 on the British and the American Intellectual Left -- III. Crisis and Re-orientation: Evidence from the Journals -- IV. Between Radical Critique and Moderate Recommendations? -- V. Bibliography -- VI. Acknowledgements -- VII. Detailed Table of Contents
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Left-wing intellectuals in Britain and the US had long repudiated the Soviet regime. Why was the collapse of the Eastern Bloc experienced as a shock that destabilised their identities and political allegiances then? What happened to a collective project that had started out to formulate a socialist vision different from both really existing socialism and social democracy? This study endeavours to answer both questions, focusing on generational networks rather than individuals and investigating political academic journals after 1989 to paint the picture of a Left deeply troubled by the triumph of a capitalism unfettered by any counter-force.
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