Middle Class Recruits to Communism Family Members' Memories

Middle Class Recruits to Communism in the 1930s Family Members' Memories and Other Reflections

An investigation of what it was to be a Communist in the UK during the 1930s, viewed from the perspective of personal recollections from family members and others associated with the movement.

The elements of why people joined and remained in (or left) the Communist Party in the UK which will be considered in this symposium include the following:

  • Class, Gender and Education
  • Intellectual Attraction
  • Economics and Political Circumstances
  • Cultural Influences and Propoganda
  • Dilemmas of Pacifism and Anti-Fascism

This workshop follows on from the lecture and seminar that took place on the subject during 2013.