Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies (Paperback)

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This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies. It presents and extends up-to-date research into several dynamic historiographic fields, and especially the history of the anarchist and syndicalist movements and the notions of transnational militancy and informal political networks. Contributors include Davide Turcato, Ruth Kinna, Isabelle Felici, Kenyon Zimmer, Pietro Di Paola, Raymond Craib, Nino Kühnis, and Martin Baxmeyer.

About the Author


Bert Altena has published widely about the history of socialist movements, especially anarchist movements. Constance Bantman is a lecturer in French at the University of Surrey, who has published extensively on the history of transnational anarchism, and in particular Anglo-French connections.

Praise For…


“A compelling series of interventions. They speak not only to their direct disciplinary peers but also to broader currents and concerns across the social sciences. Anarchists, and Left academia more generally, tend to occupy a comfortable space in which it is easy to feel like our intellectual development and ideas are somehow immune from the gritty realities of social life and the various dimensions of nationalism, parochialism, and localism that run through it. On the contrary, Reassessing the Transnational Turn asks us to delve deeply and honestly into the canon and mythology of radicals past and reconsider their lived ambiguities and complexities, including the darker sides which we might prefer to ignore.” —Anthony Ince, geographer, Stockholm University

“In practice the relation between anarchism and national movements is not as clear as anarchist theory would have it. Therefore, the contributions to this book, edited by Constance Bantman and Bert Altena, are not just important from an academic and historical point of view. This is an inspiring book, with many incentives for an as yet unwritten transnational history of German anarchism.” —Dieter Nelles, historian of German anarchism and syndicalism

"... this is a useful book for specialists within transnational studies. It provides excellent insights into protagonists and their horizontal networks, as well as further defining a total approach that aims to link the individual to local, national, and transnational spheres of activity, both formal and informal, and at home or in exile—that portmanteau of global and local now referred to as the 'glocal.'" —Nicolas Lepine, H-Socialisms

"In conclusion, this is a useful book for specialists within transnational studies. It provides excellent insights into protagonists and their horizontal networks, as well as further defining a total approach that aims to link the individual to local, national, and transnational spheres of activity, both formal and informal, and at home or in exile—that portmanteau of global and local now referred to as the glocal." —Nicolas Lepine, H-Socialisms


Product Details
ISBN: 9781629633916
ISBN-10: 1629633917
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English