A Left for Itself : Left-Wing Hobbyists and the Rise of Identity Radicalism. 9781789040746, 1789040744

The first full length analysis of the rise of left-wing hobbyists, performative radicals and the identity Left.

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A Left for Itself : Left-Wing Hobbyists and the Rise of Identity Radicalism.
 9781789040746, 1789040744

Table of contents :
Intro
Introduction
Rich in the First Place
1. Got Any ID?
The Hobbyist Left and Ethnic Identity Politics
2. 'Those Fucking Mugs'
Immigration and the Identity Left
3. The 'P' Word
The Left and Patriotism in Modern Britain
4. The Anti-imperialism of Fools
Israel, Palestine and Identity Leftism
5. Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?
Women's Activism and Left-wing Hobbyism
6. TERF Wars
Gender Identity, Hobbyists and the Feud dividing Feminists
7. The New Labour Aristocracy
Cultural Elitism and the Identity Left
Conclusion
Notes

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