Primitive Rebels

Studies in Archaic Forms of Social Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719004933
Category: Europe
Page: 211
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Primitive Rebels

Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349143005
Category: History
Page: 320
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Social agitation is as essential a part of public life today as it has ever been. In Eric Hobsbawm's masterful study, Primitive Rebels, he shines a light on the origins of contemporary rebellion: Robin Hood, secret societies, revolutionary peasants, Mafiosi, Spanish Civil War anarchy, pre-industrial mobs and riots - all of which have fed in to our notions of dissent in the modern world. Coining now familiar terms such as 'social banditry', Primitive Rebels shows how Hobsbawm was decades ahead of his time, and his insightful analysis of the history of social movements is critical to our understanding of movements such as UK Uncut, Black Lives Matter and the growing international resistance to Donald Trump's presidency. Reissued with a new introduction by Owen Jones, Primitive Rebels is the perfect guide to the revolutions that shaped western civilisation, and the bandits, reformers and anarchists who have fought to change the world.

Primitive Rebels Or Revolutionary Modernizers?

The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey
Author: Paul J. White
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856498227
Category: Political Science
Page: 258
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Protests worldwide followed the capture and trial of the Kurdish nationalist leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999. Millions of people are now aware of the long fight by his PKK guerillas in Turkey. But where does the PKK come from? What are its aims? Who supports it? What will its future be without Ocalan to guide it? And, most important of all, is there now a real prospect for a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish question in Turkey? This critical examination of the Kurdish nationalist movement traces the OKK's evolution and its move towards becoming a mainstream mass political movement. The author reveals Ocalan's personality and much about contemporary Kurdish leadership, and makes clear the implications for the future of Kurdish nationalism generally.

Cultural Resistance Reader

Author: Stephen Duncombe
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859846599
Category: Social Science
Page: 447
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This reader brings together many classic texts that help define culture as a tool of resistance. With concise introductions, this reader contains the work of Marx, Benjamin, Hall and Bey (amongst others) as well as a number of new activists/authors published here for the first time.

Postmodern Criminology

Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815324560
Category: Law
Page: 266
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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam

Author: Vicente L. Rafael
Publisher: SEAP Publications
ISBN: 9780877277248
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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A complex examination of "criminality" and "the criminal" as constructs and active presences in Southeast Asia. Contributors explore such themes as surveillance, incarceration, law and custom, secrecy, and corruption. A fascinating study of power and subversion in the modern postcolonial nation-state. Contributors include Daniel S. Lev, Henk M. J. Maier, Rudolf Mrazek, James T. Siegel, and others.

Liu Guitang (1892-1943)

einer der grössten Banditen der chinesischen Republikzeit
Author: Nils Graefe
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447058247
Category: History
Page: 488
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Banditentum war eine der massgeblichen historischen Triebkrafte der chinesischen Republikzeit (1911-1949). Es war ein pandemisches Phanomen, und die Ubergange zum jene Zeit pragenden Kriegsherrenmilieu waren fliessend. Liu Guitang, auch "Liu Schwarze Sieben" genannt, war einer der beruchtigtsten Banditen Nordchinas. Der ehemals einfache Ziegenhirte hatte innerhalb von nur 15 Jahren in seiner Heimatprovinz Shandong eine so grosse Macht erlangt, dass selbst Generale es vorzogen, mit ihm zu verhandeln, anstatt gegen ihn zu kampfen. Er stieg zum Militarfuhrer verschiedener Kriegsherren und der Zentralarmee Jiang Kaisheks auf, marodierte mit seinen Mannern kreuz und quer durch Nordchina und die Innere Mongolei, ritt als Kollaborateur auf den Wogen der japanischen Invasion mit und scheiterte letztlich als der grosse Gegenspieler der Kommunisten in Sudshandong. Nils Graefe vermittelt tiefe Einblicke in die Gedanken- und Lebenswelt des chinesischen Banditenmilieus sowie in die "Lebenswirklichkeit" der von Willkurherrschaft, Gewaltexzessen, Kriegsgraueln und Naturungemach gebeutelten Landbevolkerung, und er wirft erhellende Schlaglichter auf die Rankespiele von Machthabern, Geheimdiensten und der "Unterwelt" in einer zerrutteten Republik.

Wie man die Welt verändert

Über Marx und den Marxismus
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446240721
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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Wer glaubt, Karl Marx sei tot, der irrt. Die Krise des kapitalistischen Systems hat neues Interesse an seinen Ideen geweckt. Eric Hobsbawm, seit seiner Jugend überzeugter Marxist, zeigt, was wir noch heute von Marx lernen können. Ein Leben lang hat sich der Historiker aus Großbritannien mit den Widersprüchen beschäftigt, die seit der Finanzkrise selbst liberale Ökonomen am Weltbild eines schlichten Kapitalismus zweifeln lassen. Hobsbawms neues Buch zeigt, wie der Marxismus in den letzten 150 Jahren die angeblich alternativlosen Regeln der kapitalistischen Wirtschaft in Frage gestellt und widerlegt hat. In Hobsbawm hat Marx seinen souveränen Interpreten für das 21. Jahrhundert gefunden.

Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?

The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate
Author: Frances Fox Piven
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587543
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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The sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck with devising the “Cloward/Piven Strategy,” a world view responsible, according to Beck, for everything from creating a “culture of poverty” and fomenting “violent revolution” to causing global warming and the recent financial crisis. Called an “enemy of the people,” over the past year Piven has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of hatred and disinformation, spearheaded by Beck. How is it that a distinguished university professor, past president of the American Sociological Association, and recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work on behalf of the poor and for American voting rights, has attracted so much negative attention? For anyone who is skeptical of the World According to Beck, here is a guide to the ideas that Glenn fears most. Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? is a concise, accessible introduction to Piven’s actual thinking (versus Beck’s outrageous claims), from her early work on welfare rights and “poor people’s movements,” written with her late husband Richard Cloward, through her influential examination of American voting habits, and her most recent work on the possibilities for a new movement for progressive reform. A major corrective to right-wing bombast, this essential book is also a rich source of ideas and inspiration for anyone interested in progressive change.

Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty
Author: Ho-fung Hung
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231525451
Category: History
Page: 288
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The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven

Social Protest and State Power in China
Author: Elizabeth J. Perry
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765604453
Category: History
Page: 343
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Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention of either the Chinese Communist revolution or the Cultural Revolution -- surely two of the most momentous social movements of the twentieth century. Moreover, China's record of popular upheaval stretches back well beyond this century, indeed all the way back to the third century B.C. This book, by bringing together studies of protest that span the imperial, Republican, and Communist eras, introduces Chinese patterns and provides a forum to consider ways in which contentious politics in China might serve to reinforce, refine or reshape theories derived from Western cases.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394474
Category: Science
Page: 640
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.


Portraits of a Destructive Passion
Author: David Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621570061
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. So argues David Horowitz, bestselling author in his newest book Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion. From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world “a better place” gives birth to the twin cultural pathologies of cynicism and nihilism, and is the chief source of human suffering. A former liberal himself, Horowitz recounts his own brushes with radicalism and offers unparalleled insight into the disjointed ideology of liberal elites through case studies of well-known radial leftists, including Christopher Hitchens, feminist Bettina Aptheker , leftist academic Cornel West, and more. Exploring the origin and evolution of radical liberals and their progressive ideology, Radicals illustrates how liberalism is not only intellectually crippling for its adherents, but devastating to society.