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Making Another World Possible: Anarchism, Anti-Capitalism and Ecology in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Britain (Contemporary Anarchist Studies)

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Making Another World Possible identifies the British contribution to the genealogy of modern green and anti-capitalist thinking by examining left libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain and highlighting their influence on present day radical thought.

As capitalism heralded the triumph of technology, greater production, and a new urban industrial society, some imagined alternatives to this notion of progress based on endless economic growth. The book examines the development of ideas from these dissidents who included communists, class warriors, free thinkers, secularists, and Christian communitarians. All shared the same beliefs that the benefits of industrialism could only be realized through equality and that urban culture depended on a healthy agriculture and harmony with the natural world - concerns that are still of great importance today.

This distinctive history of anarchist ideas reappraises the work of thinkers and revises the historical picture of the radical milieu in 19th and 20th century Britain. It will be an essential resource to anything researching the history of ideas and studying anarchism.

Synopsis:

Making Another World Possible identifies the British contribution to the genealogy of modern green and anti-capitalist thinking by examining left libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain and highlighting their influence on present day radical thought.

As capitalism heralded the triumph of technology, greater production, and a new urban industrial society, some imagined alternatives to this notion of progress based on endless economic growth. The book examines the development of ideas from these dissidents who included communists, class warriors, free thinkers, secularists, and Christian communitarians. All shared the same beliefs that the benefits of industrialism could only be realized through equality and that urban culture depended on a healthy agriculture and harmony with the natural world - concerns that are still of great importance today.

This distinctive history of anarchist ideas reappraises the work of thinkers and revises the historical picture of the radical milieu in 19th and 20th century Britain. It will be an essential resource to anyone researching the history of ideas and studying anarchism.

About the Author

Peter Ryley is Associate Lecturer in History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface: Green Politics, Anti-capitalism and Anarchism Today
1. Property and Progress: The Development of the Left Libertarian Perspective
2. Contrasting Visions: Mutualism and Communism
3. The English Individualists
4. Anarchism in Late Victorian Britain: Individualist Anarchism
5. Anarchism in Late Victorian Britain: Anarchist Communism
6. The Rise of Ecological Anarchism: Elisée Reclus and Patrick Geddes
7. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441154408
Author:
Ryley, Peter
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Political
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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Making Another World Possible identifies the British contribution to the genealogy of modern green and anti-capitalist thinking by examining left libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain and highlighting their influence on present day radical thought.

As capitalism heralded the triumph of technology, greater production, and a new urban industrial society, some imagined alternatives to this notion of progress based on endless economic growth. The book examines the development of ideas from these dissidents who included communists, class warriors, free thinkers, secularists, and Christian communitarians. All shared the same beliefs that the benefits of industrialism could only be realized through equality and that urban culture depended on a healthy agriculture and harmony with the natural world - concerns that are still of great importance today.

This distinctive history of anarchist ideas reappraises the work of thinkers and revises the historical picture of the radical milieu in 19th and 20th century Britain. It will be an essential resource to anyone researching the history of ideas and studying anarchism.
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