articles & book chapters

Here is a list of my refereed journal articles and book chapters. Book reviews and non-refereed stuff is not included.

Journal Articles

E. Smith, ‘A Platform for Working Class Unity? The Revolutionary Communist Party’s The Red Front and the pre-history of Living Marxism/Spiked Online in the 1980s’, Contemporary British History, 2022 (advance press). (link)

E. Smith, ‘The Bureaucratic Limits of a National Security Agenda: The Winding Road of Alien Registration in Inter-War Australia’, Australian Historical Studies (advance press). (link)

E. Smith & A. Dukova, ‘Irish Republicanism, the Threat of Political Violence and the National/Border Security Nexus in Australia’, Journal of Contemporary History, 57/4, 2022, pp. 1089-1112. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Shifting Undesirability: Italian Migration, Political Activism and the Australian Authorities from the 1920s to the 1950s’, Immigrants & Minorities, 40/1-2, 2022, pp. 106-131. (link)

E. Smith, A. Varnava & M. Marmo, ‘The Interconnectedness of British and Australian Immigration Controls in the Twentieth Century: Between Convergence and Divergence’, International History Review, 43/6, 2021, pp. 1354-1374. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Keeping the Nazi Menace Out: George Lincoln Rockwell and the Border Control System in Australia and Britain in the Early 1960s’, Social Sciences, 9/158 (2020) (link).

E. Smith & A. Dukova, ‘ASIO and the Monitoring of Irish Republicans in Australia during the “Troubles”’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 66/2 June 2020, pp. 251-270. (link)

E. Smith, ‘“A last stubborn outpost of a past epoch”: The Communist Party of Great Britain, national liberation in Zimbabwe and anti-imperialist solidarity’, Twentieth Century Communism, 18, 2020, pp. 64-92. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Creating the National/Border Security Nexus: Counter-Terrorist Operations and Monitoring Middle Eastern and North African Visitors to the UK in the 1970s-80s’, Terrorism and Political Violence, 31/3, 2019, pp. 595-614. (link)

R. Manwaring & E. Smith, ‘Corbyn, British Labour and Policy Change’, British Politics, 2019, DOI: 10.1057/s41293-019-00112-9. (link)

E. Smith & A. Varnava, ‘Creating a “Suspect Community”: Controlling and Monitoring the Cypriot Community in Inter-War London’, English Historical Review, 132/558, 2017, pp. 1148-1181. (link)

B. Nugent & E. Smith, ‘Intersectional Solidarity: The Armagh Women, the British Left and Women’s Liberation’, Contemporary British History, 31/4, 2017, pp. 611-635. (link)

E. Smith, ‘The Pivot of Empire: Australia and the Imperial Fascism of the British Union of Fascists, 1932-40’, History Australia, 14/3, 2017, pp. 378-394. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Policing Communism Across the “White Man’s World”: The Co-ordination of Anti-Communism within the British Commonwealth in the Early Cold War’, Britain and the World, 10/2, September 2017, pp. 170-196. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Against Fascism, For Racial Equality: Communists, Anti-Racism and the Road to the Second World War in Australia, South Africa and the United States’, Labor History, 58/5, 2017, pp. 676-696. (link)

N. Barnett & E. Smith, ‘Peace with a capital “P”: The British Peace Movement and the Spectre of Communism, 1949-1960’, Labour History Review, 82/1, April 2017, pp. 51-76. (link)

E. Smith & D. Leeworthy, ‘Before Pride: The Struggle for the Recognition of Gay Rights in the British Communist Movement, 1973-85′, Twentieth Century British History, 2016 (link)

E. Smith, ‘National Liberation for Whom? The Postcolonial Question, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Party’s African and Caribbean Membership’, International Review of Social History, 61/2, August 2016, pp. 283-315. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Policing Protest in the Australian Capital Territory: The Introduction and Use of the Public Order Act 1971’, Journal of Australian Studies, 40/1, 2016, pp. 92-108. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Modern Diversion or Colonial Hangover? The History and Development of Suspended Sentences in South Australia’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49/2, 2016, pp. 240-257. (link)

E. Smith & M. Marmo, ‘The Myth of Sovereignty: British Immigration Control in Policy and Practice in the 1970s’, Historical Research: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 87/236, May 2014, pp. 344-369. (link)

E. Smith, ‘History and the Notion of Authenticity in Control and 24 Hour Party People’, Contemporary British History, 27/4, 2013, pp. 466-489. (link)

E. Smith & M. Marmo, ‘Examining the Body Through Technology: Age Disputes and the UK Border Control System’, Anti-Trafficking Review, 2, 2013, pp. 67-80. (link)

Smith, ‘Once as History, Twice as Farce? The Spectre of the Summer of ’81 in Discourses on the August 2011 Riots’, Journal for Cultural Research, 17/2, May 2013, pp. 124-143. (link)

E. Smith, ‘When the Party Comes Down: The CPGB and Youth Culture, 1977-1991’, Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 4, 2012, pp. 38-75. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Are the Kids United? The Communist Party of Great Britain, Rock Against Racism and the Politics of Youth Culture’, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 5/2, Fall 2011, pp. 85-117. (link)

E. Smith & M. Marmo, ‘Uncovering the “Virginity Testing” Controversy in the National Archives: The Intersectionality of Discrimination in British Immigration History’, Gender & History, 23/1, April 2011, pp. 147-165. (link)

M. Marmo & E. Smith, ‘Is There a Desirable Migrant? A Reflection of Human Rights Violations at the Border: The Case of “Virginity Testing”’, Alternative Law Journal, 35/4, December 2010, pp. 223-226. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Conflicting Narratives of Black Youth Rebellion in Modern Britain’, Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal, 1/3, July 2010, pp. 18-33. (link)

E. Smith, ‘A Bulwark Diminished? The Communist Party, the SWP and Anti-Fascism in the 1970s’, Socialist History Journal, 35, 2009, pp. 59-80. (link)

Smith, ‘1968 – Too Little and Too Late? The Communist Party and Race Relations in the Late 1960s’, Critique, 36/3, Dec. 2008, pp. 353-374. (link)

Smith, ‘“Class Before Race”: British Communism and the Place of Empire in Post-War Race Relations’, Science & Society, 72/4, Oct. 2008, pp. 455-481. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Industrial Militancy, Reform and the 1970s: A Review of Recent Contributions to CPGB Historiography’, Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 23, 2006, pp. 16-32. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Fighting Oppression Wherever It Exists: The Communist Party of Great Britain and the Struggle Against Racism, 1962-1981’, Eras, 7, 2005. (link)

Book Chapters

E. Smith, ‘Combating the Rise of Far Right Nationalism’, in C. Holbrook, L. Meggarity & D. Lowe (eds), Lessons from History: How the Past. Can Help Us Solve Our Biggest Problems (Sydney: NewSouth Books, 2022).

E. Smith, ‘The Transmission of Communism and Anti-Colonialism in the British Commonwealth: The Activist Networks between the Communist Parties of Great Britain, Australia and South Africa in the Era of Decolonisation’ in Y. Beliard & N. Kirk (eds), Labour and Decolonisation, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2020, pp. 249-271.

E. Smith, ‘White Australia Alone? The International Links of the Australian Far Right in the Cold War Era’, in D. Geary, C. Schofield & J. Sutton (eds), From Apartheid to Trump: Towards a Global History of White Nationalism, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2020, pp. 231-261. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Anti-Colonialism and the Imperial Dynamic in the Anglophone Communist Movements in South Africa, Australia and Britain’, in O. Drachewych & I. McKay (eds) Left Transnationalism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, Kingston/Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020 (link).

A. Varnava & E. Smith, ‘Destitute Cypriots Abroad, 1914-1931’, in A. Varnava & P. Payton (eds) Australia, Migration and Empire: Immigrants in a Globalised World,Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 277-312. (link)

J. Piccini & E. Smith, ‘The “White Australia” Policy Must Go: The Communist Party of Australia and Immigration Restriction’, in J. Piccini, E. Smith & M. Worley, The Far Left in Australia since 1945, Routledge, London, 2018, pp. 77-96.

E. Smith, ‘Exporting Fascism across the British Commonwealth: The case of the National Front of Australia’, in N. Copsey & M. Worley (eds), Tomorrow Belongs to Us: British Fascism since 1967, Routledge, London, 2018, pp. 69-89. (link)

E. Smith, ‘The National Union of Students and the Policy of “No Platform” in the 1970s and 1980s’, in J. Burkett (ed.) Students in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2017, pp. 203-224. (link)

L. Pikó & E. Smith, ‘“Thatcher’s Bloody Britain!”: Unemployment and Gender in Neoliberal Britain in The Young Ones and Men Behaving Badly’, in O’Callaghan and Davies (eds), Gender, Austerity and Popular Culture, IB Tauris, London, 2016, pp. 87-110. (link)

E. Smith, “Brutalised” Veterans and Tragic Anti-Heroes: Masculinity, Crime and Post-War Trauma in Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders’, in Walsh & Varnava (eds), The Great War and the British Empire: Culture. Identity, Memory, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, London, 2016, pp. 279-290. (link)

E. Smith & M. Worley, ‘Introduction: The Far Left in Britain from 1956’, in Smith & Worley (eds), Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2014, pp. 1-22. (link)

M. Marmo & E. Smith, ‘Female Migrants: Sex, Value and Credibility in Immigration Control’, in S. Pickering & J. McCulloch, Borders and Transnational Crime: Pre Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2012, pp. 54-71. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Did 1989 Matter? British Marxists and the Collapse of the Eastern Bloc’, in P. Kimunguyi & E. Polonska-Kimunguyi (eds), Transitions Revisited: Central and Eastern Europe Twenty Years after the Soviet Union, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, Warsaw, 2012, pp. 145-172. (link)

E. Smith, ‘“Managing” Migration: Discourses on Immigration and “Race Relations” From Thatcherism to New Labour’, in L. Maguire (ed.), Domestic Policy Discourse in the ‘New World Order’, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2010, pp. 251-288. (link)

E. Smith, ‘Introduction’, in Smith (ed.), Europe’s Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians (Adelaide, July 2009), Australian Humanities Press, Adelaide, 2010, pp. 1-12.

E. Smith, ‘Bridging the Gap: The British Communist Party and the Limits of the State in Tackling Racism’, in Smith (ed.), Europe’s Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians (Adelaide, July 2009), Australian Humanities Press, Adelaide, 2010, pp. 301-322. (link)

M. Marmo & E. Smith, ‘Racial Profiling at the British Borders: An Historical Overview of the Process of Selection and Scrutiny’, in Shantz (ed.), Racial Profiling and Borders: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vanderplas Publishing, Lake Mary, 2010, pp. 35-69. (link)

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