The New Left and Marxism

  • Henry Paternoster


This chapter follows the class politics of ‘populism’ and ‘Marxism’ through the Australian New Left. While the New Left saw itself as refuting populism, in fact it was mainly anti-nationalist. Because the populist tradition has been misunderstood, the New Left re-articulated many of its ideas, including in the form of academic texts. These texts remain some of the key works on ‘class’ in the Australian social sciences.


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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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