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The Resource Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband, edited by Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton

Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband, edited by Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton

Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband
Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband
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edited by Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton
How do leading Labour figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as parliament, party conference and through the media? This collection evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the post-war Labour Party
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Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband, edited by Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton
Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband, edited by Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton
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  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: analysing oratory in Labour politics; Introduction; Labour Party politics in historical context; The study of oratory and rhetoric in British politics; Structure; Conclusion; 1 The oratory of Aneurin Bevan; Introduction; Parliamentary performance; Public performance; Conference performance; Conclusion; 2 The oratory of Hugh Gaitskell; Gaitskell and Parliament; Gaitskell and conference; Gaitskell and electioneering
  • Gaitskell and oratorical methods: logos, pathos and ethosConclusion; 3 The oratory of Harold Wilson; Introduction; Wilson's oratorical style: ethos, pathos and logos; In Parliament; At the party conference; Public appearances and the media; Conclusion; Notes; 4 The oratory of Barbara Castle; Introduction: 'battling' Barbara; 'Fiery redhead'; 'Rabble rouser'; Case-study: the 1959 conference; 'Making socialists'; 'No feminist'; Conclusion: 'guts is all'; Notes; 5 The oratory of James Callaghan; Introduction; Political oratory, Callaghan and the Labour Party; Conference, movement and nation
  • 1976 annual conference speech'Education, education, education': 1976 Ruskin speech and the 'Great Education Debate'; 1978 TUC conference speech; Callaghan, Parliament and policy; Conclusion; Notes; 6 The oratory of Michael Foot; The flame of liberty, 1945-70; The 'politics of persuasion', 1970-80; The politics of emasculation, 1980-83; Conclusion: the red flame of socialist courage; 7 The oratory of Tony Benn; Apprenticeship; The making of a 'demagogue'; Benn's beliefs; Conclusion; 8 The oratory of Neil Kinnock; Introduction: on hwyl; On oratory and oratorical techniques; On hwyl
  • Pathos: delivery/styleEthos within the movement; Ethos outside the movement; Conclusion: wither hwyl?; Notes; 9 The oratory of John Smith; Introduction; John Smith as orator; The parliamentary arena; Conference; Public; Evaluating John Smith's oratory; Conclusion; Notes; 10 The oratory of Tony Blair; Style of speech; Impact on the Labour Party: modernisation, modernisation, modernisation; Blair and external projection: the spin cycle; Blair, heresthetics and the politics of manipulation; Conclusion; Notes; 11 The oratory of Gordon Brown; Labour in opposition 1992-96
  • The first two terms 1997-2004Brown's pitch for the Labour leadership 2005-6; Brown as prime minister 2007-9; Brown's resignation 2010; Conclusion; Notes; 12 The oratory of Ed Miliband; Introduction; Securing the leadership; Constructing Ed Miliband's political persona; Articulating One Nation Labour; Conclusion; Conclusion: the changing face of Labour oratory; Bibliography; Index
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