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Labour Intellectuals in Australia: Modes, Traditions, Generations, Transformations
International Review of Social History (2005)
  • Terry Irving, University of Wollongong
  • Sean Scalmer, University of Melbourne
Abstract

The article begins with a discussion of labour intellectuals as knowledge producers in labour institutions, and of the labour public in which this distinctive kind of intellectual emerges. Next we construct a typology of the three modes of labour intellectual that were proclaimed and remade from the 1890s (the 'movement', the 'representational', and the 'revolutionary'), and identify the broad historical processes (certification, polarization, and contraction) of the labour public.

Keywords
  • intellectuals,
  • labour public,
  • Australia
Publication Date
April, 2005
Citation Information
Terry Irving and Sean Scalmer. "Labour Intellectuals in Australia: Modes, Traditions, Generations, Transformations" International Review of Social History Vol. 50 Iss. Part 1 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terry_irving1/12/