Finding uncommon ground: working-class identity politics after Labourism

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For many on the British left, ‘identity politics’ emerged out of the radical student and youth cultures of the late 1960s, at a time when the onward march of Labour was beginning to grind to a halt in the face of the first wave of de-industrialisation. Identity politics was essentially about ‘non-class issues’ - about sexuality, gender, generation, ethnicity and race.

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