Francis Dupuis-Deri

Francis Dupuis-Déri




Francis Dupuis-Déri is a professor of political science and a member of the Institut de recherches et d’études féministes at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has been active in anarchist-leaning collectives in Quebec, France, and the United States. He is the author of several books on social movements, feminism, and anarchism.










Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action around the World

Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action around the World

SKU: 9781604869491
Author: Francis Dupuis-Déri • Translated by Lazer Lederhendler
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604869491
Published: 9/2014
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 8
Page count: 224
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism/Politics-Activism

Praise

“A level-headed, carefully researched inquiry into a subject that reduces most pundits to foaming at the mouth.”
—CrimethInc. Writers’ Bloc

“Francis Dupuis-Déri’s discussion of Black Blocs is intimately well-informed, truly international in scope, and up-to-the-minute. He treats the complex issues surrounding the tactic with an admirable balance of sympathy and sobriety. This book is the ideal antidote to the misinformation spread by the establishment, its defenders, and its false critics.”
—Uri Gordon, author of Anarchy Alive!

“Wearing black to mask their identities, the Black Bloc fights injustice globally. Although little is known about these modern Zorros, this book critically reveals their origins and prospects. I heartily recommend it.”
—George Katsiaficas, author of The Subversion of Politics

“The richness, imaginativeness, and sheer learning of Francis Dupuis-Déri’s work is stimulating and impressive. The whole book turns on a fascinating blend of the rigorously analytical and the generously imaginative. It was high time that it should be translated into English, as this well-established anarchist classic will both delight and inform.”
—Andrej Grubacic, Professor of Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies, and coauthor of Wobblies & Zapatistas

Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs? is a measured, critical, and persuasive defence of global protest actions. Against critics who dismiss these as purposeless or who treat illegalism as a distraction to the mainstream event, Dupuis-Déri highlights the effectiveness of the Black Blocs decision-making processes and the considered politics of its participants.”
—Ruth Kinna, professor of politics, history, and international relations, Loughborough University, UK, and author of Anarchism: A Beginner’s Guide



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