Ruth Kinna

Ruth Kinna

Ruth Kinna is a member of the Anarchism Research Network at Loughborough University UK (where she has worked since 1992) co-convenor of the UK Anarchist Studies Network and editor of the journal Anarchist Studies. She writes about anarchist history and contemporary radical politics. She’s recently published Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition and a co-edited collection with Matthew Adams, Anarchism 1914-18: Internationalism, antimilitarism and war. She’s currently working on a project about constitutionalising – Anarchy Rules! – with Alex Prichard and Thomas Swann and co-editing a collection on Radical Politics with Uri Gordon.




Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red

SKU: 9781629633909
Editors: Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta, and David Berry
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629633909
Published: 8/2017
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 368
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism/Politics-Socialism



Praise

Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red is an invaluable contribution to historical scholarship and libertarian politics. The collection of essays contained in the book has the great virtue of offering both analytical perspectives on ideas, and historical perspectives on movements. The contributions examine classical themes in anarchist politics such as individual liberty, whilst also exploring more neglected thinkers and themes from a libertarian standpoint, such as C.L.R. James and race. There can be little doubt that the volume will be of major interest to historians, theorists, students and activists.”
—Darrow Schecter, reader in Italian, School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex

“Just what we need as we move into a new phase of revolt against the obscenity of capitalism: a recovery of the richness of our different traditions of struggle, with their weavings and bumpings. Time to move on, time to redeem the struggles of the past. A valuable and welcome collection.”
—John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power and professor of sociology, Autonomous University of Puebla

“This is a welcome and essential collection that is sure to spark debates and support ongoing efforts to build a liberatory movement in which Marxists and anarchists can find common ground and practice mutual respect and humility. In this period of late-capitalism, survival itself is at stake. Theory and practice, whether Marxism or Anarchism in their many manifestations, lead to dead ends without careful assessment of the world as it is now.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

“An important, redemptive collection of essays that questions narratives of sectarian difference without resorting to easy answers. In exploring the productive frictions, convergences, agonisms and affinities that have created and re-created the ‘black and red,’ the contributors recover the neglected histories of a capacious Left, one that repudiated ideological rigidity and sterile orthodoxies without abandoning its socialist commons. Itself a model of such capaciousness, this is a stimulating and necessary work.”
—Raymond B. Craib, associate professor, Department of History, Cornell University


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