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Communist propaganda and the legacy of William Morris

Michelle Weinroth

Communist propaganda and the legacy of William Morris

an impasse in revolutionary aesthetics

by Michelle Weinroth

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896.

  • Edition Notes

    Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Birmingham, Department of Cultural Studies.

    Statementby Michelle Weinroth.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13891373M

    century. The earliest of these, The Story ofthe Glittering Plain, was the first book to be printed by the Kelmscott Press in March The s were nor entirely devoid of hope for Morris. One of the reasons why he had considered his own propaganda campaign had failed was the fact that the Socialist League had been unable to organise the. I went in search yesterday of William John Pinks. It's strange to set off in pursuit of someone who died years ago. But, after a fashion, I found him. So, who was he? Well, he was among the best.

      T he American people are enduring a withering bombardment of propaganda from a corporate-owned media that is beholden to financial interests, including interests that benefit from legacy trade policies with Communist China.. Propaganda is a weapon of warfare abroad, and propaganda is a weapon of tyranny at home. Propaganda works. The tactics used and the target selection . William Morris was stripped of his role as editor of Commonweal, the Socialist League’s propagandist paper. In , having withdrawn from the League, he immersed himself in the productionof decorative books at his newly formed workshop, the Kelmscott Press. This turn from “official” activism to intensive.

      Born on Ma to William and Emma Morris of Walthamstow, Essex, the bard of Romantic communism grew up in an impeccably bourgeois household. His father was a successful broker and speculator who owned shares in a lucrative copper mine. The wealth enabled his parents to devote the family to what Morris later scorned as “rich establishment puritanism”: the stodgy and .   The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) employed artists and cartoonists such as Robert Miner, Clive Weed, and William Gropper () to illustrate their pamphlets and propaganda literature. Probably the most prominent American Communist illustrator working in the s was Hugo Gellert ().


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Communist propaganda and the legacy of William Morris by Michelle Weinroth Download PDF EPUB FB2

A critical analysis of the tactical and ethical difficulties of English communist propaganda of the s and s. Casting new light on the relations between nationalism, rhetoric, and revolution, Michelle Weinroth shows how the English legacy of William Morris was appropriated in the interests of political forces seeking hegemonic power.

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CHAPTER TWO Conservative Propaganda and the Legacy of William Morris (pp. ) On 9 Februarythe day Stanley Baldwin gave his inaugural address at the Victoria and Albert Museum in honour of Morris’s centenary celebrations, The Times ’ art critic commented on Morris’s art at the anniversary exhibition.

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An early passage in the book describes this house of books: “ up on those shelves, and in waterproof plastic bags atop more shelves in the upstairs hallway, was a collection of William Morris.

O ver the past two decades, my study of William Morris has come to be recognized as a ‘quarry’ of information, although in one or two instances it appears that it was a suspect quarry, to be worked surreptitiously for doctoral advancement.

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