Andrew Metcalfe and Working-Class Consciousness



This chapter evaluates the early work of Andrew Metcalfe, surrounding his first book For Freedom and Dignity (1988). His synthetic method, which brings together economics, anthropology and sociological theory, offers perhaps the richest discrete study of class in Australia. His explorations of the concept of ‘freedom’ and working-class consciousness represent an overlooked contribution both to Marxism and Australian social science more generally.


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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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