Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071416

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Communism in Britain, 1920-39

From the cradle to the grave

Thomas Linehan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A social and cultural history of the British Communist Party (CPGB) and its membership between the Wars
  • A paperback edition of the first book to focus on the communist life as it was experienced at the different stages of the life cycle
  • Features themes that have not been explored in the existing literature on interwar British communism: mothercraft and child rearing, parenting, the communist home, the communist child's movements, 'red' marriages, the communist 'body', communist life style and communist death
  • Takes a new line of scholarly enquiry, questioning whether communism, in this its British variant, could be considered as a 'political religion' or 'political sacralisation'