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A Living Spirit of Revolt
A Living Spirit of Revolt

A Living Spirit of Revolt

The Infrapolitics of Anarchism

By Žiga Vodovnik, Introduction by Howard Zinn

POLITICAL SCIENCE

256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: November 2013

ISBN 9781604865233

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

PM Press (Nov 2013)

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Overview

Understand contemporary anarchist thought by exploring its history

Dissecting anarchist history from classic examples through contemporary occurrences, and even tying it to everyday life, this exploration collects many disparate movements into a cohesive whole to better understand anarchy in theory and praxis. The book posits modern anarchy as not only the most revolutionary, but as the only antisystem movement left—a seclusion that is occurring for the first time in history. Chronicling anarchy with a discerning eye, this study provides a greater understanding of anarchist thought, including how it applies in current tumultuous times, and reveals how many movements have been forgotten—contributing to a misconception of anarchy’s essence. Further insight into American philosophies, such as New England Transcendentalism, is also included.

Reviews

"Like Marx's old mole, the instinct for freedom keeps burrowing. . . . That is happening again right now in many parts of the world, often inspired by, and revitalizing, the anarchist tradition that is examined in Žiga Vodovnik's book. A Living Spirit of Revolt is a deeply informed and thoughtful work, which offers us very timely and instructive lessons." —Noam Chomsky

"This book with its felicitous title is an important and essential work, honest, painstaking, and intelligent. Unlike so many political scientists, Žiga Vodovnik understands anarchism." —Andrej Grubacic, author, Don't Mourn, Balkanize!

"Žiga Vodovnik has made a fresh and original contribution to our understanding of anarchism. . . . [A Living Spirit in Revolt] is interesting, relevant, and is sure to be widely read and enjoyed." —Uri Gordon, author, Anarchy Alive

"The great contribution of Žiga Vodovnik is that his writing rescues anarchism from its dogma, its rigidity, its isolation from the majority of the human race. He reveals the natural anarchism of our everyday lives, and in doing so, enlarges the possibilities for a truly human society, in which our imaginations, our compassion, can have full play." —Howard Zinn, author, A People's History of the United States

Author Biography

Žiga Vodovnik is an assistant professor of political science in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. His teaching and research focus on contemporary political theories and praxes, social movements in the Americas, and the history of political ideas. Howard Zinn was a lifelong activist for peace and justice as well as a historian, playwright, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling and groundbreaking A People's History of the United States.