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Frontier Socialism

Self-Organisation and Anti-Capitalism

Authors: Quirico, Monica, Ragona, Gianfranco

  • Reveals affinities between anti-capitalist traditions (anarchism, communism, social democracy) that are often described as antagonistic to one another
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of a diverse group of social and political theorists and struggle experiences
  • Demonstrates the relevance of the discussed theories in contemporary social movements
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Considering the history of workers' and socialist movements in Europe, Frontier Socialism focuses on unconventional forms of anti-capitalist thought, particularly by examining several militant-intellectuals whose legacy is of particular interest for those aiming for a radical critique of capitalism. Following on the work of Michael Löwy, Quirico & Ragona identify relationships of “elective affinity” between figures who might appear different and dissimilar, at least at first glance: the German Anarchist Gustav Landauer, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai, the German communist Paul Mattick, the Italian Socialist Raniero Panzieri, the Greek-born French euro-communist Nikos Poulantzas, the German-born Swedish Social Democrat Rudolf Meidner, and the French social scientist Alain Bihr as well as two historical struggle experiences, the Spanish Republic and the Italian revolutionary group “Lotta continua”. Frontier Socialism then analyzes these thinkers' and experiences’ respective paths to socialism based on and achieved through self-organization and self-government, not to build a new tradition but to suggest a path forward for both research and political activism.

About the authors

Monica Quirico is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University, Sweden.
Gianfranco Ragona is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, Italy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontier Socialism
Book Subtitle
Self-Organisation and Anti-Capitalism
Authors
Translated by
Zontine, A.I., Masini, C.
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52371-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52371-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52370-1
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 117
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