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Making Waves: Worldwide Social Movements, 1750-2005
     

Making Waves: Worldwide Social Movements, 1750-2005

by William G. Martin, Tuba Agartan, Caleb M. Bush, Woo-Young Choi, Tu Huynh
 

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ISBN-10: 159451481X

ISBN-13: 9781594514814

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Making Waves unearths the successive, worldwide waves of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions that have shaken and remade the world from the eighteenth century to the present. It challenges us to rethink not only our limited conceptions of social movements but the very character and possibilities of social movements. The authors show how successive outbursts of global

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Making Waves unearths the successive, worldwide waves of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions that have shaken and remade the world from the eighteenth century to the present. It challenges us to rethink not only our limited conceptions of social movements but the very character and possibilities of social movements. The authors show how successive outbursts of global social protest have undermined world capitalist orders and, through both their successes and their failures, provided the basis for long periods of stable capitalist rule across all the zones of the world-economy. The surprises start in the Age of Revolution, when the antisystemic wave of slave revolts that led to the Haitian Revolution is related to the systemic effects of their combination with the U.S. and French Revolutions. The analysis comes up to the present, when a wave of post-1989 movements points to quite divergent futures based, as in the past, on the search for alternatives to communities organized by capital accumulation, nation-states, and the accelerating commodification and fragmentation of human needs, identities,
and desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514814
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Fernand Braudel Center Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword Immanuel Wallerstein vii Acknowledgments viii Introduction: The Search for Antisystemic Movements William G. Martin 1 Chapter 1 The Transformation of the Capitalist World: 1750-1850 Tuba Agartan Woo-Young Choi Tu Huynh 10 Chapter 2 Reformers and Revolutionaries: The Rise of Antisystemic Movements and the Paradox of Power, 1848-1917 Caleb M. Bush 50 Chapter 3 Empires Crumble, Movements Fall: Antisystemic Struggle, 1917-1968 Caleb M. Bush Rochelle Morris 82 Chapter 4 Transformations of the World-System and Antisystemic Movements: 1968-2005 Fouad Kalouche Eric Mielants 128 Chapter 5 Conclusion: World Movement Waves and World Transformations William G. Martin 168 Bibliography 181 Index 203 About the Contributors 217

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