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The Resource Psychological socialism : the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present, Jeremy Nuttall

Psychological socialism : the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present, Jeremy Nuttall

Label
Psychological socialism : the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present
Title
Psychological socialism
Title remainder
the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Nuttall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To Labour's first Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, socialism meant not only 'satisfactory figures of death rates and...improved houses' but also the 'mental cleanliness, the moral robustness of our people'. This book explores the neglected theme of individual character and 'mental qualities' in British social democratic thought and Labour Party history." "The study starts by asking how important it was for the centre-left that citizens be 'good people'? Jeremy Nuttall considers the current state of Labour Party historiography, and ponders why the economic, institutional and social structural parts of the party's agenda have received so much more treatment than the role of 'good and bad character' in retarding or advancing social democracy. In five subsequent chapters, analysing the party's development chronologically from the 1930s up to the present, people's moral choices and psychology are the central theme. The book assesses both the role of moral and intellectual progress in the socialist writings of Labour's leading thinkers since 1931, and the question of how much of the characters of Labour leaders and the British citizenry themselves were determinants of how far Britain could move towards an egalitarian society." "Suggesting significant new directions in both Labour Party and modern British political history, the book should engage students and academics of history and politics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nuttall, Jeremy
Index
no index present
LC call number
JN1129.L32
LC item number
N88 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Critical Labour movement studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialism
  • Ideology
  • Great Britain
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
Label
Psychological socialism : the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present, Jeremy Nuttall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62891803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780719071645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Psychological socialism : the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present, Jeremy Nuttall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62891803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780719071645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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