Imagining Class in Australian History



This chapter makes the case for viewing the imagination of ‘class’ in Australia in terms of two interrelated traditions: labour populism and Marxism. These traditions have been under-studied as philosophies of class, owing to the preoccupation with finding ‘the’ correct theory of class relations. This chapter argues that a more fruitful approach to understanding ‘class’ in Australia begins with a history of ideas.


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