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By (author) Ruth Kinna
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Anarchism by Ruth Kinna
Book DescriptionThe rise of the worldwide anti-globalization movement has led to a renewed interest in anarchism, but many are still unsure of what it is that anarchists stand for. In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes right to the heart of the ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism, and the tactics and strategies that anarchists have used to bring about their goals. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the classic accounts of Kropotkin and Bakunin to the work of modern anarchist thinkers, this insightful work will provide the perfect introduction to anarchism, the anti-globalization movement and the issue of whether anarchist ideals can ever be consistent with justifying violence for political ends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851683703
(198mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Kinna
Kropotkin, Hardback (December 2015)
Ruth Kinna reassesses Kropotkin's political thought and suggests that the 'classical' tradition which has provided a lens for the discussion of his work has had a distorting effect on the interpretation of his ideas. Kinna corrects some popular myths about Kropotkin's thought and sheds new light on the nature of anarchist ideology.
Anarchism and Utopianism, Paperback (November 2014)
The first book-length treatment of the relationship between anarchism and utopianism reveals the anarchistic influences active in the history of utopian thought. It provides fresh perspectives on academic and activist debates about ecology, alternatives to capitalism, revolutionary theory and practice, and the politics of art, gender and sexuality.
Bloomsbury Companion to Anarchism, Paperback (November 2014)
This reference work focuses on contemporary anarchism and covers a broad range of themes using a multidisciplinary approach.
Libertarian Socialism, Hardback (November 2012)» View all books by Ruth Kinna
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.
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Author Biography - Ruth Kinna
Ruth Kinna is Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University, UK. She is the author of William Morris: The Art of Socialism, and co-editor of the journal Anarchist Studies. Her research focuses on socialism and anarchism in 19th century Britain.
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