Evan Smith (Flinders University), Matthew Worley (University of Reading) and Jon Piccini (University of Queensland) are calling for chapter proposals for an edited volume on the Australian far left in the post-war era (1945 to the present). Expanding on our work looking at the history of the British far left, we believe that a survey of the exciting new work being done of the far left in Australia and its influence on wider Australian political history is due.
We are currently seeking chapter proposals on the following topics:
- The CPA and Cold War espionage
- 1956 for the Australian left
- The peace/nuclear disarmament movement
- The student left and the anti-Vietnam War movement
- Radical Marxism since the 1960s (Trotskyism, Maoism, anti-revisionism)
- Anarchism in Australia
- ASIO and the new left
- The left and Indigenous rights
- The left and the women’s movement
- The left and gay rights
- The anti-apartheid movement in Australia
- Nationalism and internationalism on the far left
- Trade unionism, the ALP and the left
- The Green Bans
- Environmentalism and the Greens as a ‘left’ party
- Or any other aspect of the Australian far left if suitably interesting.
We welcome proposals from both scholars and activists, but emphasise that chapters must be presented in an academic format, written ‘objectively’ and with references to primary source materials.
An internationally recognised publisher has already shown interest in publishing the collection.
Please email any editor with any further questions.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS – 4 APRIL, 2016