The Resurrection of the «Spectre»
A Marxist Analysis of Race, Class and Alienation in the Post-war British Novel
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
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- Table of Contents
- Chapter I: Marxism and Class
- 1. In Defence of Marxism
- 2. The Concept of Class from Capitalism to Neo-Capitalism
- 2.1. What is Class?
- 2.2. Different Class Models After Marx
- Chapter II: Alienation
- 1. Introduction
- 1.1. Hegelian Alienation
- 1.2. Feuerbach and Alienation
- 1.3. Karl Marx and The Concept of Alienation
- 1.3.1. The Conception of Human Nature
- 1.3.2. Marxist Alienation
- 1.3.3. Division of Labour
- 1.3.4. Commodity Fetishism
- 1.4. Melvin Seeman and The Theory of Alienation
- Chapter III: Alan Sillitoe
- 1. The Dichotomy of ‘Them’ and ‘Us’
- 2. Alienation and Escape Mechanisms
- Chapter IV: Sam Selvon
- 1. Form and Language
- 2. Class and Race
- 3. Racism, Alienation and Victimisation
- Chapter V: Doris Lessing
- 1. The Role of the Left-Wing Writer in a Mid-Fifties Communist Milieu
- 2. Left-Wing Activism in The Golden Notebook
- 3. The Critique of Socialism or Stalinism?
- 4. Reading Apartheid in The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing
- Chapter VI: James Kelman
- 1. Language in How Late It Was, How Late and A Disaffection
- 2. Alienation and Escape Mechanisms
Sercan Hamza Bağlama
The Resurrection of the Spectre
A Marxist Analysis of Race, Class and Alienation
in the Post-war British Novel
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About the book
This book analyses the literary works of Alan Sillitoe, Sam Selvon, Doris Lessing and James Kelman since each of them is a representative of a different class or colour or gender or region in post-war Britain. The overall aim of the book is to reconceptualise the broader economic, cultural and social framework of the processes of alienation and of escape mechanisms employed by the individual as defence mechanisms in capitalist cultures. Suggesting that postmodern identity politics is unable to give a materialistic articulation of poverty and subordination, the book develops an anti-establishment, egalitarian and emancipatory framework in reading its authors: one which might also be implemented as part of a movement that aims to critique, resist and overthrow injustice and oppression.
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Table of Contents
2. The Concept of Class from Capitalism to Neo-Capitalism
2.2. Different Class Models After Marx
1.3. Karl Marx and The Concept of Alienation
1.3.1.The Conception of Human Nature
1.4. Melvin Seeman and The Theory of Alienation
1. The Dichotomy of ‘Them’ and ‘Us’
2. Alienation and Escape Mechanisms
3. Racism, Alienation and Victimisation
1. The Role of the Left-Wing Writer in a Mid-Fifties Communist Milieu ←5 | 6→
2. Left-Wing Activism in The Golden Notebook
3. The Critique of Socialism or Stalinism?
4. Reading Apartheid in The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing
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- Publication date
- 2018 (October)
- Post-War British Literature Marxist Literary Theory Alan Sillitoe Sam Selvon Doris Lessing James Kelman
- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2018, 180 p.