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A History Of Riots

Author : Keith Flett
ISBN : 1443870811
Genre : History
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A History of Riots is the result of a conference held by the London Socialist Historians Group in early 2012, designed to look again at the historical aspects of riots in the wake of the August 2011 riots in the UK. Many historians had thought that riots were a method of protest and revolt which had given way to more organised forms of expression, from trade unions to political parties, during the course of the nineteenth century. Events have proven this idea to be incorrect. Riots still take place around the world on a regular basis. The contributors to A History of Riots probe various aspects of riots in order to examine the historical issues and concerns that motivate them and dictate their course and to better understand why they take place in the current day. Sean Creighton looks at the Trafalgar Square riots in London in 1887, referred to as 'Bloody Sunday'. Ian Birchall analyses how riots have been represented in fiction, while Neil Davidson reviews riotous activity around the Scottish Act of Union in 1707. Keith Flett looks at what is sometimes held to be the peak of British riot history, the Chartist period of the 1840s, while John Newsinger offers a different perspective: not a riot inspired by the crowd or the 'mob', as media commentators persist in naming protesters, but one driven by authority, a police riot in the US in the 1930s. There are editorial introductions and conclusions that place these specific historical studies of aspects of the history of riots in a wider methodological and theoretical framework, looking at the work of some of the foremost historians of riots, including George Rude, and more recent material by Adrian Randall, Andrew Charlesworth and others. The perspective of the book is clear. Riots are something which is an important part of history, but they also remain part of the present too. In this sense, understanding their history is an important task for historians and all those interested in how, and in what forms, protest develops. This book represents a contribution to, and promotes, a discussion of both the history of riots and how an examination of this can help provide a better understanding of riots today.

The Rebirth Of History Times Of Riots And Uprisings

Author : Alain Badiou
ISBN : 9781844678792
Genre : Philosophy
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Weaving examples from the Arab Spring and elsewhere into a global analysis of the return of emancipatory universalism, the author discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848 in the current uprisings in the Arab world. Both events occurred after what was commonly thought to be the end of a revolutionary epoch: the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989.


Author : Kevin Mumford
ISBN : 9780814757178
Genre : History
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While acknowledging-and vividly rendering-the explosive moments in Newark's history, pioneering historian Kevin Mumford shows that the quotidian political struggles of everyday folk ultimately turned the city into one peopled and run by African Americans. Yet the ravages of de-industrialization, white flight, long-term corruption, and a draconian tax policy had hollowed out the city, transforming blacks hard-won prize into a congeries of social, economic, and political problems. Richly documented and immensely readable, Newark is also a model of sophistication. In Mumford's hands, concepts like the public sphere, citizenship, and racial identity take on a gritty reality that will engage political theorists, historians, and all those who care about the life and death of American cities. -Sonya Michel, University of Maryland, College Park Newark's volatile past is infamous. The city has become synonymous with the Black Power movement and urban crisis. Its history reveals a vibrant and contentious political culture punctuated by traditional civic pride and an understudied tradition of protest in the black community. Newark charts this important city's place in the nation, from its founding in 1666 by a dissident Puritan as a refuge from intolerance, through the days of Jim Crow and World War II civil rights activism, to the height of postwar integration and the election of its first black mayor. In this broad and balanced history of Newark, Kevin Mumford applies the concept of the public sphere to the problem of race relations, demonstrating how political ideas and print culture were instrumental in shaping African American consciousness. He draws on both public and personal archives, interpreting official documents-such as newspapers, commission testimony, and government records-alongside interviews, political flyers, meeting minutes, and rare photos. From the migration out of the south to the rise of public housing and ethnic conflict, Newark explains the impact of African Americans on the reconstruction of American cities in the twentieth century. Kevin Mumford is Associate Professor of History and African American studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century.

A History Of The Szechuen Riots May June 1895

Author : Alfred Cunningham
ISBN : NYPL:33433082429014
Genre : China
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The Ashio Riot Of 1907

Author : Kazuo Nimura
ISBN : 0822320185
Genre : Business & Economics
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The translation of Nimura’s prize-winning book on the violent Ashio mine riot of 1907 and its effect on the labor movement in Japan in the years following.

A History Of World Order And Resistance

Author : Andre C. Drainville
ISBN : 9781136578427
Genre : Political Science
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This book combines theory with history to look into a dozen episodes of struggle over the concrete and situated terms of world ordering, and it finds reasons to think that the contemporary 'movement of movements' against neo-liberal globalization has deeper roots and a broader history than is usually recognized. Informed by case studies from the US, the UK, France, South Africa, Algeria, the Philippines and Jamaica, A History of World Order and Resistance examines how men and women are sometimes subjectified by world ordering, and how they sometimes make themselves true subjects of their own global history. The author, an expert on resistance to world ordering, situates the contemporary 'movement of movements' against neo-liberal globalization in a broader historical framework to argue that resistance to world ordering has not only developed its very own, unalienating, mode of relation to the world economy, but also sustained it over two hundred years, without political mediation or representations. Herein lies the heart of the on-going world revolution against capital. The book concludes with a radical polemic against the political organization of the multitude. A History of World Order and Resistance will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, international political economy and globalization.

Rioting In America

Author : Paul A. Gilje
ISBN : 0253212626
Genre : History
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In this wide-ranging survey of rioting in America, Paul A. Gilje argues that we cannot fully comprehend the history of the American people without an understanding of the impact of rioting. Riots are moments when people in the street make themselves heard, when the ÒinarticulateÓ become articulate. Basic to GiljeÕs approach is the assumption that mobs are rational, that they do not act merely on impulse. Exploring the rationale of the mob brings to light the grievances that motivate its behavior and the historical circumstances that drive the choices it makes. These vary greatly from event to event and across time, but Gilje detects some fascinating patterns. He proposes four phases of rioting in American history, arguing that they reflect larger social and economic trends and developments. GiljeÕs unusual lens makes for an eye-opening view of the American people and their history. Interdisciplinary Studies in History--Harvey J. Graff, general editor

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