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Title Modernism and British socialism / by Thomas Linehan.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 171 pages)
Series Modernism and ...
Modernism and--
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Socialism -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain.
Genre History.
Contents Series Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Defining Modernism -- The Spiritual and Epiphanic Modernism of British Socialism -- Socialist Utopian Modernism: the Myths of the Kingdom and the Golden Age -- Experiments in Social Modernism: the Communities of Hope -- Contesting Abstract Space -- The Return to Origins: Modernism, Socialism and Childhood -- Fabian Modernism -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Machine generated contents note: -- Series PrefaceAcknowledgements Introduction Defining Modernism The Spiritual and Epiphanic Modernism of British Socialism Socialist Utopian Modernism: the Myths of the Kingdom and the Golden Age Experiments in Social Modernism: the Communities of Hope Contesting Abstract Space The Return to Origins: Modernism, Socialism and Childhood Fabian Modernism Conclusion Notes Select Bibliography Index.
Summary Modernism and British Socialism offers a fresh perspective on late Victorian and Edwardian socialism by examining the socialist revival of these years from the standpoint of modernism. In so doing, it identifies with a 'maximalist' reading of modernism, seeing the modernist mission as extending beyond the concerns of the literary and artistic avant-garde to incorporate political and social movements seeking to bring into being a new world and mode of existence. British socialism was a 'revitalisation' movement. Much more than an aspiration for greater economic justice for working people, socialism sought to address some of the deep spiritual and cultural issues thrown up by the processes of modernisation and modernity. Britain's socialists in these years would strive to bring to birth an age distinguished not by economic justice alone but by a new, more transcendental conception of life based on individuals entering into a more intimate spiritual communion with their 'fellows', nature and the cosmos.
"Thomas Linehan offers a fresh perspective on late Victorian and Edwardian socialism by examining the socialist revival of these years from the standpoint of modernism. In so doing, he explores the modernist mission as extending beyond the concerns of the literary and artistic avant-garde to incorporate political and social movements"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Linehan, Thomas P. Modernism and British socialism. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230230118