Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History

Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History By Ian McKay, Rebels Reds Radicals Rethinking Canada s Left History In this brilliant and thoroughly engaging work Ian McKay sets out to revamp the history of Canadian socialism Drawing on models of left politics in Marx and Gramsci he outlines a fresh agenda for exp
  • Title: Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History
  • Author: Ian McKay
  • ISBN: 9781896357973
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History By Ian McKay, In this brilliant and thoroughly engaging work Ian McKay sets out to revamp the history of Canadian socialism Drawing on models of left politics in Marx and Gramsci, he outlines a fresh agenda for exploration of the Canadian left In rejecting the usual paths of sectarian or sentimental histories, McKay draws on contemporary cultural theory to argue for an inventive straIn this brilliant and thoroughly engaging work Ian McKay sets out to revamp the history of Canadian socialism Drawing on models of left politics in Marx and Gramsci, he outlines a fresh agenda for exploration of the Canadian left In rejecting the usual paths of sectarian or sentimental histories, McKay draws on contemporary cultural theory to argue for an inventive strategy of reconnaissance This important, groundbreaking work combines the highest standards of scholarship, and a broad knowledge of current debates in the field Rebels, Reds, Radicals is the introduction to McKay s definitive multi volume work on the history of Canadian socialism volume one, Reasoning Otherwise Leftists and the People s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890 1920 will be available in November 2008 Ian McKay teaches at Queen s University in Kingston, Ontario His previous books include Rebels, Reds, Radicals, For a Working Class Culture in Canada, and The Quest of the Folk Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth Century Nova Scotia.
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    1. This was surprisingly readable and shockingly compelling Definitely a good place to start if you re interested in the political left in Canada between the 19th and late 20th centuries.


    2. An agonizingly large portion of the book is dedicated to a historian s pondering on how to write a history of left politics Although he drops some choice Gramsci quotations in the process, the only really worthy part of the book is its actual discussion of the history of Canadian left politics.In that respect, it offers much of interest, not least an account of just how surprisingly prominent the Communist Party of Canada, backed by those nefarious Soviets, was in the 20s and 30s, especially amo [...]


    3. A breezy and easily digested attempt to create a unifying narrative of Canada s left This book is essentially an executive summary for McKay s larger narrative that McKay begins in Reasoning Otherwise.McKay proposes that Canada s founding on peace, order, and good government gives it a profoundly undemocratic liberal tradition The left are the people that imagine and try to create another society Their ideas are sometimes absorbed by the liberal state as a coping mechanism, but there is always t [...]


    4. My friend told me this book flattens the left She was right, but it does much than simply lump disparate political projects together, it divorces the reader from the complexity of the left at the same time it laments an essientalist reading of canadian left history The book also fails to understand the growth of anti nuclear movement and the rise of decentralized collectives within the last thirty years There is a reason for that i suppose, CPC and social democratic parties leave records and se [...]



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