Endgame Identity? Mapping the New Left Roots of Identity Politics

@article{Farred2000EndgameIM,
  title={Endgame Identity? Mapping the New Left Roots of Identity Politics},
  author={Grant Farred},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={2000},
  volume={31},
  pages={627 - 648}
}
  • Grant Farred
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Political Science
  • New Literary History
If all social movements have genealogies, then the origins of identity politics is easier to trace than most. The movement to define the contemporary public self (or, to put it differently, the self in public) owes more to the emergence of the New Left than to any other political movement. While identity politics is not the only heir of the New Left, it is certainly one of the New Left's more politically endowed progeny, a significant beneficiary of the "Ban the Bomb" marches in late-1950s… 
THE RISE OF IDENTITY POLITICS An Introduction
I recent decades, the term ‘identity’ has forged an astonishing career for itself in public as well as academic discussions. Journalists and political actors have adopted the notion in their writing
Merely Identity: Cultural Identity and the Politics of Sport
Some commentators have suggested that the embrace of “identity politics” has gone too far and that we are now in a putative postidentity moment. Within the academy this argument has been articulated
The Militant Strain: An Analysis of Anti-Secular Discourse in Britain
Issues about the relationship between the religious and the secular have become increasingly prominent in recent years. In Britain, one of the central themes around this topic has been the emergence
The Genetic Reinscription of Race
Critics have debated for the past decade or more whether race is dead or alive in “the new genetics”: Is genomics opening up novel terrains for social identities or is it reauthorizing race? I
Entry Navigation Identity Politics
  • Sociology
  • 2010
The laden phrase “identity politics” has come to signify a wide range of political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups. Rather
Uncommon Knowledge: A History of Queer New Mexico, 1920s-1980s
New Mexico, the heart of the American Southwest, has been home to countless gay men and lesbians throughout the twentieth century. This
The European Union as a Christian democracy: a heuristic approach
ABSTRACT While the historical role played by Christian Democrats in the construction of the European Union (EU) is well-known and amply documented, the impact this has had on the EU as it exists
Identity politics and the need for a tomorrow
Recent years have witnessed a general backlash against identity politics, both in the academy and the public sphere. This paper recognises the problems in identity politics as arising from an
Argentine Gramscians between Culture and Politics: The Case of Pasado y Presente
The Argentine cultural journal Pasado y Presente (1963–1965; 1973), founded in the city of Córdoba by a group of New Left thinkers including José Aricó, positioned itself at the intersection between
Secular Humanism and Atheism beyond Progressive Secularism
The organized atheist and secular humanist movements have long operated under the premis secularism progressing in American society. In the last two decades, however, progressive secular has come
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES
The first New Left : British intellectuals after Stalin
In the late 1950s Stuart Hall, Edward Thompson and Raymond Williams, among others, came together as part of a promising new political formulation, the New Left. The six years of the group's formal
Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain: History, the New Left, and the Origins of Cultural Studies
In this intellectual history of British cultural Marxism, Dennis Dworkin explores one of the most influential bodies of contemporary thought. Tracing its development from beginnings in postwar
The Making of the English Working Class.
Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael
The Emergence of Cultural Studies and the Crisis of the Humanities
If I address the crisis of the humanities in the face of the problem of social technology, I want to do so first of all from the point of view of the United Kingdom, and more particularly from the
The British New Left
This is a systematic and scholarly treatment of the history of the British New Left and its key thinkers. It examines the work of Raymond Williams, Edward Thompson, Stuart Hall and Perry Anderson who
The Uses of Literacy
This pioneering work examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. First published in 1957, it mapped out a new methodology in cultural studies based
Anti-Anti-Identity Politics: Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship
In this essay, I argue that recent leftist aitiasms of “identity politics” do not address problems of inequality and interaction that are central in thinking about contemporary democratic politics. I
The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
As garment workers, longshoremen, autoworkers, sharecroppers and clerks took to the streets, striking and organizing unions in the midst of the Depression, artists, writers and filmmakers joined the
Culture and Society, 1780-1950
IntroductionPart 1: A Nineteenth-Century Tradition I. Contrastsi. Edmund Burke and William Cobbettii. Robert Southey and Robert Owen2. The Romantic Artist3. Mill on Bentham and Coleridge4. Thomas
Social Movements in Britain
Social Movements have become a central focus of political study in recent years. Paul Byrne's accessible account of British Social movements introduces students to the relevant theories, and puts
...
...