THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION OF THE BRITISH NEW LEFT: “CULTURE” AND THE “MANAGERIAL SOCIETY,” C.1956–1962
Modern Intellectual History
Cambridge University Press
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FOKS, F. (2017). THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION OF THE BRITISH NEW LEFT: “CULTURE” AND THE “MANAGERIAL SOCIETY,” C.1956–1962. Modern Intellectual History, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924431600038X
Castigated as theoretically naive by Perry Anderson, or praised as culturally sensitive by later writers, the political thought of the “first New Left” has often been understood in relation to F. R. Leavis’s cultural criticism. This article seeks to reframe the writings of E. P. Thompson, Stuart Hall, Charles Taylor and Alasdair Macintyre from this period as interventions in a fundamentally sociological debate about the nature of capitalism in the managed economy of postwar Britain.
Writing this article was made possible by support from the Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924431600038X
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