The Making of British Socialism by Mark Bevir, and: Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Lifeby Jonathan Sperber (review)

Utopian Studies 25 (1):221-226 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In the twenty-four years since the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, a body of high-quality scholarship on socialism has slowly accumulated. Here I discuss two superb additions to this incipient post–Cold War canon, Mark Bevir’s The Making of British Socialism and Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life. Both authors take it as axiomatic that the socialist utopia, with its quasi-eschatological promise of complete human emancipation, is an idea whose time has passed. But Bevir and, to a lesser degree, Sperber discern a utopian afterglow that warrants our interest—and is still quite capable of providing inspiration. “This book has been a long time in the making,” Mark Bevir admits in the ..



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,363

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Mark Bevir on Skinner and the 'Myth of Coherence'.Sami Syrjämäki - 2011 - Intellectual History Review 21 (1):15-26.
Marxism and British socialism.Mark Bevir - 1996 - The European Legacy 1 (2):545-549.
Review Article: English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century.Mark Bevir - 1996 - History of Political Thought 17 (1):113-127.
Looking back: Marx and Bellamy1.Peter Beilharz - 2004 - The European Legacy 9 (5):597-604.
Histories, logics and politics: An interview with mark Bevir.Simon Stow - 2005 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (2):193-206.
"Review symposium on new labour: A critique. Author" S introduction.Bevir Mark - 2006 - History of the Human Sciences 19 (1):89-92.
The Logic of the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
Post-Analytic Historicism.Mark Bevir - 2012 - Journal of the History of Ideas 73 (4):657-665.


Added to PP

99 (#126,723)

6 months
1 (#451,398)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references