Who’s “Normal”? Class, Culture and Labour Politics in a Fragmented Britain

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In political discourse in recent decades, class has been repositioned as an essentially cultural historical phenomenon rather than a dynamic, lived reality connected to the changing temporalities of British capitalism. This is visible in SNP rhetoric as well as in Labour’s current ‘culture wars’. But Labour must reconnect with an economic analysis of class, for it is this that could in fact reunite the culturally polarised elements of a Labour electoral coalition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalRenewal
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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