A Left for Itself: Left-Wing Hobbyists and Performative Radicalism (Paperback)

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'David Swift rides a coach and horses through the self-indulgence, radical chic and bloviating of too much of today's British left.' Professor John Bew, author of Citizen Clem, winner of the Orwell Prize 2017In the first full length analysis of the rise of left-wing hobbyists, performative radicals and the 'Identity Left', A Left for Itself interrogates the connection between socio-economic realities and politico-cultural views and boldly asks what is a worthy politics, one for the follower count or one for effecting change.

About the Author

David Swift is the Kreitman post-doctoral fellow at Ben Gurion University, in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has published in journals including the History Workshop Journal and the Women's History Review, as well as writing for The Independent and LabourList. Swift has taught at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Central Lancashire. He lives in Cambridge, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789040739
ISBN-10: 1789040736
Publisher: Zero Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2019
Pages: 264
Language: English