Jonathan Rutherford

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Jonathan Rutherford
Jonathan Andrew Rutherford

(1956-03-13) 13 March 1956 (age 62)
Academic background
Academic work
School or traditionCultural studies
Main interestsBlue Labour school of thought within the British Labour Party

Jonathan Andrew Rutherford (born 13 March 1956),[1] is an academic who was formerly a Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Middlesex.[2] Within British politics Rutherford is associated with the Blue Labour school of thought within the British Labour Party,[3] and has been described as one of its "leading thinkers".[4]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Chapman, Rowena (1988). Male order: unwrapping masculinity. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9780853156901.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1998) [1990]. Identity: community, culture, difference. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9780853158714.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1992). Men's silences: predicaments in masculinity. Male Orders. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415075442.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1997). Forever England: reflections on race, masculinity and Empire. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9780853158288.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1998). Young Britain: politics, pleasures and predicaments. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9780853158677.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1999). I am no longer myself without you: an anatomy of love. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780002559171.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2000). The art of life: on living, love and death. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9780853159063.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2004). A tale of two global cities: comparing the territorialities of telecommunications developments in Paris and London. Aldershot, Hants, England Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780754634744.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2005). The asylum issue. London: Barefoot. ISBN 9781905007141.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Shah, Hetan (2006). The good society. London: Compass in association with Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9781905007493.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2007). After identity. London: Lawrence and Wishart. ISBN 9781905007400.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Cruddas, Jon (2008). The crash: a view from the left. London: Lawrence & Wishart. Pdf.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Davison, Sally (2008). Race, identity and belonging: a Soundings collection. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ISBN 9781905007653.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Cruddas, Jon; Laws, David; Clark, Greg (2009). Equality in the UK. London: CentreForum. ISBN 9781902622736.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; et al. (2010), Britain's broken economy - and how to mend it, The new political economy network, London: Lawrence & Wishart Pdf.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Grayson, Richard S. (2010), After the crash: re-inventing the left in Britain, London: Lawrence & Wishart Pdf.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Glasman, Maurice; Stears, Marc; White, Stuart (2011). The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox: The Oxford London seminars 2010-11. London: Lawrence & Wishart. Pdf.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning (2012). The future of European social democracy: building the good society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230290938.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Davison, Sally (2012), The neoliberal crisis, London: Lawrence & Wishart, archived from the original on 10 March 2013 Revised edition.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Rutherford, Graeme S. (2013). Beloved father, beloved son: a conversation about faith between a bishop and his atheist son. Preston, Victoria, Australia: Mosaic Press. ISBN 9781743240199.

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Rutherford, Jonathan (1988), "Who's that man", in Rutherford, Jonathan; Chapman, Rowena, Male order: unwrapping masculinity, London: Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 21–67, ISBN 9780853156901.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2003), "What is impossible? Cultural studies in the knowledge economy", Mediactive 1, Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 37–55.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2005), "Ghosts: heritage and the shape of things to come", in Littler, Jo; Naidoo, Roshi, The politics of heritage: the legacies of 'race', London New York: Routledge, pp. 82–93, ISBN 9780415322119.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Cruddas, Jon (2009), "Return to society", in Harrington, Peter; Burks, Beatrice Karol, What next for Labour? Ideas for progressive left: a collection of essays, Demos, pp. 19–24, ISBN 9781906693176.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Cruddas, Jon (2010), "The common table", in Williams, Rowan; Elliott, Larry, Crisis and recovery ethics, economics and justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 54–76, ISBN 9780230252141.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Cruddas, Jon (2011), "Common life ethics, class, community", in Pabst, Adrian, The crisis of global capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI's social encyclical and the future of political economy, Oregon, USA: Wipf and Stock Publishers, pp. 237–254, ISBN 9781608993680.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning (2012), "Introduction: building the good society", in Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning, The future of European social democracy: building the good society, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 3–12, ISBN 9780230290938.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2012), "Dispossession", in Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning, The future of European social democracy: building the good society, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 137–151, ISBN 9780230290938.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning (2012), "Conclusion: the way ahead", in Rutherford, Jonathan; Meyer, Henning, The future of European social democracy: building the good society, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 195–197, ISBN 9780230290938.

Journal articles[edit]

News articles[edit]


  • Rutherford, Jonathan (2008) Well-being, economic growth and social recession. Discussion Paper. Sustainable Development Commission, London.


  1. ^ "Rutherford, Jonathan". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 March 2015. data sheet (Jonathan Andrew Rutherford; b. 13.07.1956)
  2. ^ "Profile: Jonathan Rutherford". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  3. ^ Katwala, Sunder (2 July 2011). "So, what is blue Labour?" (blog). Next Left. Fabian Society. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  4. ^ Rutherford, Jonathan; Finlayson, Alan (18 July 2011). "What is Blue Labour? An interview with Jonathan Rutherford". openDemocracy (Our Kingdom). Retrieved 3 March 2015.