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Connell and Irving’s Class Structure in Australian History

  • Henry Paternoster
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Abstract

This chapter develops a critique of the key text, Class Structure in Australian History (Connell and Irving 1980). This has been held up as a novel text on class structure, which was not indebted to the reductionist and logical determination of class that was popular at the time. This chapter argues that it, in fact, reproduced a relatively crude binary Marxist reading of Australian history, limiting its utility for future studies of class.

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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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