George Katsiaficas

George Katsiaficas


George Katsiaficas is author or editor of eleven books, including ones on the global uprising of 1968 and European social movements. Together with Kathleen Cleaver, he coedited Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party. A longtime activist for peace and justice, he was a student of Herbert Marcuse. Currently, he is based at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, and at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. 







Forewords by George Katsiaficas

Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century
Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947—2009
The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution

Forewords by George

The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present
Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement

Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century

Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century

SKU: 9781604864571
Author: George Katsiaficas
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604864571
Published: 3/2012
Format: Paperback
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 480
Subjects: History-Asia, Politics

Praise

“George Katsiaficas has written a majestic account of political uprisings and social movements in Asia—an important contribution to the literature on both Asian studies and social change that is highly-recommended reading for anyone concerned with these fields of interest. The work is well-researched, clearly-argued, and beautifully written, accessible to both academic and general readers.”  —Prof. Carl Boggs, author of The Crimes of Empire: The History and Politics of an Outlaw Nation

“This book makes a unique contribution to Korean Studies because of its social movements’ prism. It will resonate well in Korea and will also serve as a good introduction to Korea for outsiders. By providing details on 20th century uprisings, Katsiaficas provides insights into the trajectory of social movements in the future.”  —Na Kahn-chae, Director, May 18 Institute, Gwangju, South Korea

“In Asia’s Unknown Uprisings, Katsiaficas continues to develop his unique perspective on social movements that he first enunciated in books on the global insurgency of 1968 and autonomous movements in Europe in the 1970s and 80s. Finally, for the first time in English, we now have a comprehensive overview of the remarkable waves of popular uprisings that have taken place in South Korea in the 20th century. With this volume, Katsiaficas challenges the Eurocentrism of social movement scholarship and provides a radical reappraisal of the role of mass popular uprisings in contemporary history.”  —Eddie Yuen, co-editor of Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement



Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947—2009

Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947—2009

SKU: 9781604864885
Author: George Katsiaficas
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604864885
Published: 4/2013
Format: Paperback
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 520
Subjects: History-Asia, Politics

Praise

“Through Katsiaficas’s study of Asia’s uprisings and rebellions, readers get a glimpse of the challenge to revolutionaries to move beyond representative democracy and to reimagine and reinvent democracy. This book shows the power of rebellions to change the conversation.”
—Grace Lee Boggs, activist and coauthor of Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

“In Asia’s Unknown Uprisings, George Katsiaficas inspires readers with an exciting yet scholarly examination of the rise and interlinking of mass revolutionary waves of struggle.”
—Bill Fletcher Jr., coauthor of Solidarity Divided

“George Katsiaficas has written a majestic account of political uprisings and social movements in Asia—an important contribution to the literature on both Asian studies and social change that is highly-recommended reading for anyone concerned with these fields of interest. The work is well-researched, clearly-argued, and beautifully written, accessible to both academic and general readers.”
—Carl Boggs, author of The Crimes of Empire: The History and Politics of an Outlaw Nation

“George Katsiaficas is America’s leading practitioner of the method of ‘participant-observation,’ acting with and observing the movements that he is studying. This study of People Power is a brilliant narrative of the present as history from below. It is a detailed account of the struggle for freedom and social justice, encompassing the different currents, both reformist and revolutionary, in a balanced study that combines objectivity and commitment. Above all, he presents the beauty of popular movements in the process of self-emancipation.”
—James Petras, professor of sociology at Binghamton University



The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution

The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution

SKU: 9781629634395
Author: George Katsiaficas • Preface by Kathleen Cleaver • Foreword by Carlos Muñoz
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629634395
Published: 7/2018
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 360
Subjects: Political Science / History

Praise

“A well-informed survey of the global ‘New Left’ of 1968.”
—Eric Hobsbawm, author of The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914–1991

“George Katsiaficas’s work presents an understanding how we of the New Left used our education as a practice of freedoms: confronting the racist, warmongering status quo with the objective of creative participatory democracy. As we continue to work toward cooperational humanism here at home and the world over, this insightful analysis provides a useful backdrop for social activism and the struggle for future democratic human rights.”
—Bobby Seale, former chairman and cofounder of the Black Panther Party

“This is the best book on the New Left, the only truly global history that historicizes the social movements of the 1960s. It is both a cautionary tale and a guide for dark times that require imaginative resistance. This new edition could not have come at a better time.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–1975

“By including feminism prominently in the global insurgency of 1968, this book gives us comprehensive understanding of the broad mobilization that was at the heart of the movement. Everywhere in the world, people simultaneously challenged wars, racism, and archaic politics and also patterns of domination in everyday life.”
—Mariarosa Dalla Costa, professor emerita, University of Padua, and theorist of Wages for Housework

“Of all the many studies of the wave of radicalism marking the so-called long sixties, The Global Imagination of 1968 ranks among the very best. Nothing else rivals the lucidity and succinctness with which Katsiaficas captures not only the liberatory vision but the sheer vibrancy with which the period’s global movement was imbued. The book should be considered essential reading by all who seek transformative change.”
—Ward Churchill, author and activist



The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present

The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present

SKU: 9781604866834
Editors: Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze • Preface by George Katsiaficas • Foreword by Geronimo
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604866834
Published: 8/2014
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 336
Subjects: History-Europe/Politics

Praise

“One of the best books on squatting in English language. An immensely useful, wide-ranging, and insightful book about a fascinating part of radical history. PM Press has finally made it possible for American activists to understand the hidden history of housing.“
—Andrej Grubacic, coauthor of Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History

“This is a wonderful and important book. It makes key contributions to how we should think about squatting as well as how we should think about the best way to study social movements. Insightful, provocative, and educational, it provides a broad spectrum of cases and perspectives on squatter movements in Europe.“
—Linus Owens, author of Cracking under Pressure



Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement

Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement

SKU: 9781604860979
Author: Geronimo • Introduction by George Katsiaficas • Afterword by Gabriel Kuhn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860979
Published: 5/2012
Format: Paperback
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 208
Subjects: Politics-Activism/History-Europe

Praise

“The target audience is not the academic middle-class with passive sympathies for rioting, nor the all-knowing critical critics, but the activists of a young generation.” —Edition I.D. Archiv

“Some years ago, an experienced autonomous activist from Berlin sat down, talked to friends and comrades about the development of the scene, and, with Fire and Flames, wrote the best book about the movement that we have.” —Düsseldorfer Stadtzeitung für Politik und Kultur



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