The Making of E.P. Thompson
Marxism, Humanism, and History
Palmer, Bryan D.
Publisher: New Hogtown Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Pages: 144pp ISBN: 0-919940-17-X
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX6366
This study is an analysis of E.P. Thompson's humanism and Marxism as they are woven throughout his politics, theory, and historical studies. Arguing against a "purely academic reading" of Thompson, Palmer examines the criticisms of Thompson's work and defends the view of history and human agency that leads to a politics of practice, rather than a politics of theory.