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Speaking for the People Party, Language and Popular Politics in England, 1867-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521893666

ISBN-13: 9780521893664

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jon Lawrence

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Speaking for the People draws our attention to the problematic nature of politicians claims to represent others, and in doing so it challenges conventional ideas about both the rise of class politics, and the triumph of party between 1867 and 1914. The book emphasises the strongly gendered nature of party politics before the First World War, and suggests that historians have greatly underestimated the continuing importance of the politics of place. Most importantly, however, Speaking for the People argues that we must break away from teleological notions such as the modernisation of politics, the taming of the popular, or the rise of class. Only then will we understand the shifting currents…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Rethinking Popular Politics
From the rise of 'demos' to the rise of 'class'
Working-class homogeneity reconsidered
Relocating popular politics
A Local Study: Wolverhampton, c.1860-1914
Liberal hegemony and its critics
Popular Toryism and the origins of Labour politics
Labour and the working class, 1890-1914
Party Games, 1885-1914
Popular politics and the limitations of party
The fall and the rise of popular Liberalism, 1886-1906
Labour roots, Labour voices, Labour myths
Conclusion
Bibliography