The proofs have been handed back to Manchester University Press. The index has been compiled. All we need to do now is wait until the book is published.
And with that, I’d thought I would finally publish the list of chapters and authors contributing to the collection. We are very happy with the wide range of topics and of authors, both activists and academics, as well as young and more established scholars. Matt and I have enjoyed putting this collection together and hope it will be widely read by all of those interested in the British far left, from either an academic or activist perspective (or both).
So here it is:
AGAINST THE GRAIN: THE BRITISH FAR LEFT FROM 1956 (Manchester University Press, 2014)
Evan Smith & Matthew Worley (eds)
Introduction: the far left in Britain from 1956
Evan Smith and Matthew Worley
Part I Movements
1 Engaging with Trotsky: the influence of Trotskyism in Britain
2 The New Left: beyond Stalinism and social democracy?
3 Narratives of radical lives: the roots of 1960s activism and the making of the British left
4 Marching separately, seldom together: the political history of two principal trends in British Trotskyism, 1945–2009
5 Opposition in slow motion: the CPGB’s ‘anti-revisionists’ in the 1960s and 1970s
6 Dissent from dissent: the ‘Smith/Party’ Group in the 1970s CPGB
7 British anarchism in the era of Thatcherism
Part II Issues
8 Jam tomorrow? Socialist women and Women’s Liberation, 1968–82: an oral history approach
9 Something new under the sun: the revolutionary left and gay politics
10 ‘Vicarious pleasure’? The British far left and the third world, 1956–79
11 Anti-racism and the socialist left, 1968–79
12 Red Action – left-wing pariah: Some observations regarding ideological apostasy and the discourse of proletarian resistance
13 Anti-fascism in Britain, 1997–2012
Hopefully the book will be out in the next few months. As soon as publication date has been set, be sure that I will announce it on this blog.