[BOOK] “Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940” (Steven J. Hirsch & Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2010/ 2014)

Steven J. Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2014, (foreword by Benedict Anderson), Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Studies in Global Social History, paperback edition with new preface, corrections, i–lxxvi,510pp.

Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2010, (foreword by Benedict Anderson), Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers,Studies in Global Social History, lxxiv+434pp.

 

 

Description

Narratives of anarchist and syndicalist history during the era of the first globalization and imperialism (1870-1930) have overwhelmingly been constructed around a Western European tradition centered on discrete national cases. This parochial perspective typically ignores transnational connections and the contemporaneous existence of large and influential libertarian movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Yet anarchism and syndicalism, from their very inception at the First International, were conceived and developed as international movements. By focusing on the neglected cases of the colonial and postcolonial world, this volume underscores the worldwide dimension of these movements and their centrality in anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggles. Drawing on in-depth historical analyses of the ideology, structure, and praxis of anarchism/syndicalism, it also provides fresh perspectives and lessons for those interested in understanding their resurgence today.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Benedict Anderson)

1. Rethinking Anarchism and Syndicalism: The colonial and postcolonial experience, 1870–1940 (Lucien van der Walt and Steven J. Hirsch)

2. Preface to the Paperback Edition (Lucien van der Walt and Steven J. Hirsch – in 2014 edition only)

3. “Diverse In Race, Religion and Nationality … But United in Aspirations of Civil Progress”: The anarchist movement in Egypt 1860–1940 (Anthony Gorman)

4. Revolutionary Syndicalism, Communism and the National Question in South African Socialism, 1886–1928 (Lucien van der Walt)

5. Korean Anarchism Before 1945: A regional and transnational approach (Dongyoun Hwang)

6. Anarchism and the Question of Place: Thoughts from the Chinese experience (Arif Dirlik)

7. The Makhnovist Movement and the National Question in the Ukraine, 1917–1921 (Aleksandr Shubin)

8. Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism, and Nationalism in Ireland (Emmet O’Connor)

9. Peruvian Anarcho-Syndicalism: Adapting transnational influences and forging counterhegemonic practices, 1905–1930 (Steven J. Hirsch)

10. Tropical Libertarians: Anarchist movements and networks in the Caribbean, southern United States, and Mexico, 1890s–1920s (Kirk Shaffer)

11. Straddling the Nation and the Working World: Anarchism and syndicalism on the Docks and Rivers of Argentina, 1900–1930 (Geoffroy de Laforcade)

12. Constructing Syndicalism and Anarchism Globally: The transnational making of the syndicalist movement in São Paulo, Brazil, 1895–1935 (Edilene Toledo and Luigi Biondi)

13. Final Reflections: The vicissitudes of anarchist and syndicalist trajectories, 1940 to the present (Steven J. Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt)

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