John Host uses the debate about Victorian social stability and orthodoxy to deconstruct the very idea of social order and address the problems of historical evidence.
1. Narratives of the past or histories of the present? Whig Interpretations and the Marxist Challenge. Revisionist Approaches and the New Conservatism -- 2. Social identity and the representation of experience -- 3. Who are 'the people' in mid-Victorian labour history? Identity and Experience - the 'Standard Sample'. Discordant Voices and Counter-Discourses -- 4. Narrative history and the politics of exclusion. Hayden White and the Politics of Interpretation. The Content of the Form in Labour History. From Thatcher to Blair - Discursive Convergence in British Politics. Labour History and the Politics of Thatcherism -- App. Evidence of witnesses in the cases of William Pearce and James Bristol ...
Published: 25th June 1998