Futures of Socialism: Corbynism after Corbyn


There are no easy answers to the general election disaster of 2019, only urgent questions.

As Labour elects its new leader, we are publishing a series of essays from our forthcoming collection Futures of Socialism: Into the Post-Corbyn Era

Edited by Grace Blakeley, contributions include Ash Sarkar and Unite’s Andrew Murray on where Labour went wrong, James Butler deconstructing Johnson’s new-look Conservatives, and Cat Hobbs and James Meadway grappling with public ownership and the financialisation of the UK economy. Plus, despatches from the Labour heartlands, Owen Hatherley on the politics of nostalgia, Keir Milburn and Lola Seaton on ‘generation left’, Amelia Horgan and Chris Saltmarsh on feminism and the climate crisis, and Momentum co-founder James Schneider on the prospects for parliamentary socialism.


Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before: A Study in the Politics and Aesthetics of English Misery

Owen Hatherley reflects on the generational divides that have emerged over the course of the last two UK general elections by charting the musical evolution of The Smiths. Comparing Morrissey’s political trajectory to those of many voters throughout the North of England, Hatherley investigates the roots of the North’s departure from anti-Thatcherite collectivism to nationalist reaction.


The defeat of youth: the generational dimensions of the 2019 general election

How can the left forge solidarities across a politics fractured by class, by region and – increasingly – by generation, asks Keir Milburn.


Feminism: What's in a Name?

They have all the packaging, but are they feminisms? Amelia Horgan browses the shelves of the centrist marketplace in ideas.


Something Lost, Something Gained: Reflections from between Elections

Lola Seaton writes about the highs and lows of the Corbyn moment. What should the Millennial left be doing - and thinking - now?


Green Socialism?

The climate crisis can’t wait until the next general election. We need to organise to decarbonise, argues Chris Saltmarsh.


Between Movement and Party: The Case of Podemos 

Corbyn may be out, Sanders may be down, but Pablo Iglesias and Unidas Podemos have been in power in Madrid since the start of the year. Cristina Flesher Fominaya assesses their progress. 

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