Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial by Steven Hirsch, Lucien van der Walt

By Steven Hirsch, Lucien van der Walt

Narratives of anarchist and syndicalist background in the course of the period of the 1st globalization and imperialism (1870-1930) have overwhelmingly been developed round a Western ecu culture established on discrete nationwide circumstances. This parochial viewpoint as a rule ignores transnational connections and the contemporaneous lifestyles of huge and influential libertarian activities in Africa, Asia, Latin the USA, and jap Europe. but anarchism and syndicalism, from their very inception on the First overseas, have been conceived and built as foreign hobbies. via concentrating on the overlooked instances of the colonial and postcolonial global, this quantity underscores the global size of those routine and their centrality in anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggles. Drawing on in-depth old analyses of the ideology, constitution, and praxis of anarchism/syndicalism, it additionally offers clean views and classes for these drawn to figuring out their resurgence at the present time.

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The movement in Egypt emerged along with that elsewhere, and represented in the First International in 1 876. It drew much of its early support from the skilled Europeans hired to work on the state's great modernisation projects-most notably the Suez Canal-although it aimed to organise across the barriers of culture and class. Gorman shows that the movement eventually expanded beyond its original immigrant, mainly Italian. nucleus to include Arabic-speaking Egyp­ tians. as well as local Greeks and Jews.

Anarchism influenced Ben­ gali extremists of the early 1900s, the Ghadar Party in the 1910s and .. D. , Harvard University, 2003; Max Nettlau, A Short History of Allarchism, London: Freedom Press, [1934) 1996, ch. ), Socia/ism alld Nationalism ill tile Ottoman Empire, 1876-1923, London, New York/Amsterdam; British Academic Press imprint of LB. Tauris Publishersllnterna­ tional Institute of Social History, 1994. Hirsch, Steven (Editor). Studies in Global Social History, Volume 6 : Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940 : The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution.

Studies in Global Social History, Volume 6 : Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940 : The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution. Leiden, NLD: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010. p xxxiii. id=10470530&ppg=33 RETHINKING ANARCHISM AND SYNDICALISM xxxiii The framing of this volume In order to highlight this experience of imperialism and inequality, we have organised this volume around the framework of a "colonial and postcolonial world", rather than the Cold War concept of a "Third Wurld" (u r iUs �ucu:��or, lhl: "Global Soulh").

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