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Discursive shifts: the Labour party, economic relations and social justice

Avis, James (2005) Discursive shifts: the Labour party, economic relations and social justice. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 26 (4). pp. 547-553. ISSN 0142-5692

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Abstract

Social-democratic parties, or rather social-democratic leaders, have long ceased to suggest
to anyone but their most credulous followers (and the more stupid among their opponents)
that they were concerned in any sense whatever with the business of bringing about
a socialist society. (Miliband, 1973, p. 244)
Denis Lawton has written a valuable and useful history that charts the early origins
and ‘development’ of the Labour party’s educational policies during the twentieth
century and into the twenty-first century. He seeks to place these within their political,
social and economic context and draws out the key educational ideologies that sit
with his periodicity. The bulk of the book focuses upon the past 50 years, with the
first three chapters providing a historical contextualisation of the post-war period.
These early chapters also seek to draw out some of the tensions and contradictions
that remain present within the Labour party. Key among these is that between a
moral, ethical socialism and a Fabian concern with technical and economic efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2008 12:59
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