Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMiddleton, Stuarten
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T06:08:28Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T06:08:28Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-10en
dc.identifier.issn1477-4534
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/282917
dc.description.abstractAccounts of British politics in the 1950s and 1960s have hitherto treated ‘affluence’ as a socio-economic condition to which political thinkers and actors responded, with varying degrees of success. This article suggests that closer attention to contemporary usage demonstrates instead that ‘affluence’ constituted a conceptual field in which many of the Left’s crucial ideological and strategic battles were fought during the 1960s. It identifies four distinct usages of the term in Labour discourse following the 1959 election, which were synthesised into a critique of the Conservative Government in the early 1960s, and demonstrates how ‘affluence’ was later turned against the Wilson administrations by their critics on the left. Re-thinking the history of ‘affluence’ in this way sheds new light upon the re-alignment of Labour politics after 1970, with its renewed emphasis upon redistribution and working-class interests; and demonstrates how the meaning of ‘affluence’ came to be fixed in historical usage such that its significance for contemporaries, and its influence upon the course of Labour politics, have hitherto been imperfectly understood.
dc.publisherLongman
dc.title'"Affluence" and the Left in Britain, c.1958-1974'en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage138
prism.issueIdentifier536en
prism.publicationDate2014en
prism.publicationNameEnglish Historical Reviewen
prism.startingPage107
prism.volume129en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30280
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-01-29en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/ehr/ceu004en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-02-10en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idAHRC (1076613)
cam.issuedOnline2014-02-10en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2015-02-10


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record