• William Morris and the Problem of Englishness

    Author(s):
    Ruth Kinna (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Group(s):
    Victorian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Nationalism--Study and teaching, Socialism, Idea (Philosophy), History, Communities
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    William Morris, Englishness, Fellowship, Nationalism studies, History of ideas, Community
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/h27h-t433
    Abstract:
    This article examines William Morris’s idea of Englishness, considered through a critique of his concept of fellowship or community. It looks at the charge that Morris wrongly neglected the importance of nationality as a focus for organization in socialism, preferring instead an internationalist ideal, based on an unworkable model of small-scale community. I defend Morris against these claims by arguing that Morris’s socialism was consistent with expressions of nationality and that his communitarianism was grounded on a concept of enjoyable labour, not friendship as is often supposed.
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