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Esmonde Higgins - Politics as Intellectual Practice
The Point of Change - Marxism/Australia/History/Theory (1998)
  • Terry Irving, University of Wollongong

This chapter traces Esmonde Higgins' struggle to define his intellectual practice from 1919 to 1954, using his private correspondence and his published writings. It divides his reflections into three parts: alienation, practice, and contradictory aspects of practice.It describes his route from Communist bureaucratic practice to having conversations 'about human interests' with workers as equals in adult education classes and informal domestic gatherings.

  • Esmonde Higgins,
  • intellectuals,
  • Communism,
  • Marxism,
  • Australia
Publication Date
Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland
0 86776 752 9
Citation Information
Terry Irving. "Esmonde Higgins - Politics as Intellectual Practice" BrisbaneThe Point of Change - Marxism/Australia/History/Theory (1998)
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