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Title Libertarian socialism : politics in black and red
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 311 pages)
Contents Introduction -- R. Kinna & A. Prichard The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy: Marxism, Anarchism and the Problem of Human Nature -- P. Blackledge Anarchism, Individualism and Communism: William Morris's Critique of Anarcho-Communism -- R. Kinna The Syndicalist Challenge in the Durham Coalfield before 1914 -- L.H. Mates Georges Sorel's Anarcho-Marxism -- R. Llorente Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism, Syndicalism and Sovversivismo -- C. Levy Council Communist Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War and Revolution, 1936-1939 -- S. Pinta A 'Bohemian Freelancer'? C.L.R. James, his Early Relationship to Anarchism and the Intellectual Origins of Autonomism -- C. Hogsbjerg 'White Skin, Black Masks': Marxist and Anti-Racist Roots of Contemporary U.S. Anarchism -- A. Cornell The Search for a Libertarian Communism: Daniel Guerin and the 'Synthesis' of Marxism and Anarchism -- D. Berry Socialisme ou Barbarie or the Partial Encounters between Critical Marxism and Libertarianism -- B. Challand Beyond Black and Red: The Situationists and the Legacy of the Workers' Movement -- J-C. Angaut Carnival and Class: Anarchism and Councilism in Australasia during the 1970s -- T. Boraman Situating Hardt and Negri -- D. Bates Conclusion -- D. Berry & S. Pinta Bibliography
Summary Review: 'Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Red and Black' is an invaluable contribution to historical scholarship and libertarian politics. The collection of essays contained in the book has the great virtue of offering both analytical perspectives on ideas, and historical perspectives on movements. The contributions examine classical themes in anarchist politics such as individual liberty, whilst also exploring more neglected thinkers and themes from a libertarian standpoint, such as C.L.R. James and race. There can be little doubt that the volume will be of major interest to historians, theorists, students and activists.' Darrow Schecter, Reader in Italian, School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex Series Editor: Critical Theory and Contemporary Society, Continuum Books 'Just what we need as we move into a new phase of revolt against the obscenity of capitalism: a recovery of the richness of our different traditions of struggle, with their weavings and bumpings. Time to move on, time to redeem the struggles of the past. A valuable and welcome collection.' John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power and professor of sociology, Autonomous University of Puebla. 'This is a welcome and essential collection that is sure to spark debates and support ongoing efforts to build a liberatory movement in which Marxists and Anarchists can find common ground and practice mutual respect and humility. In this period of late-capitalism, survival itself is at stake. Theory and practice, whether Marxism or Anarchism in their many manifestations, lead to dead ends without careful assessment of the world as it is now.' Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, a native of rural Oklahoma is a teacher, historian and writer, and veteran of worker, feminist, and indigenous movements. An important, redemptive collection of essays that questions narratives of sectarian difference without resorting to easy answers. In exploring the productive frictions, convergences, agonisms and affinities that have created and re-created the 'black and red, ' the contributors recover the neglected histories of a capacious Left, one that repudiated ideological rigidity and sterile orthodoxies without abandoning its socialist commons. Itself a model of such capaciousness, this is a stimulating and necessary work Raymond B. Craib, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University
The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light to show how the boundaries between Marxism and anarchism have been more porous and fruitful than is conventionally recognised. The volume includes ground-breaking pieces on the history of socialism in the twentieth-century. The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light on this history showing in more detail how the boundaries between marxism and anarchism have been more porous and more productive than is conventionally recognized. Bringing together original and ground-breaking pieces on some of the best and least known actors in twentieth-century socialism, this book promises to break new ground by providing a fresh outlook on left wing synthesis in the twenty-first Century. The political and social thought of Gramsci, Sorel, and the Trinidadian, C.L.R. James, amongst others, are discussed alongside key movements in 20th century socialism including the Situationist International, Socialisme ou Barbarie and lesser known council communists, carnival anarchists and anarchic currents in the American civil rights movement. This is a must read for students and scholars interested in the development of socialist ideologies
Notes Alex Prichard, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter, UK Ruth Kinna, Professor of Political Theory, Loughborough University, UK Saku Pinta, Independent Scholar Dave Berry, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University UK
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Epublication based on: 9780230280373, 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Socialism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Berry, Dave.
Kinna, Ruth.
Pinta, Saku
Prichard, Alex.
ISBN 1137284765 (electronic bk.)
9781137284761 (electronic bk.)