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Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements

The Transnational Activist

Transformations and Comparisons from the Anglo-World since the Nineteenth Century

Editors: Berger, Stefan, Scalmer, Sean (Eds.)

  • Provides the first historical and comparative study of the ‘transnational activist’
  • Incorporates detailed historical case studies with a response by a leading sociologist
  • Offers an historical response to the work of sociologists and political scientists
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This book provides the first historical and comparative study of the ‘transnational activist’. A range of important recent scholarship has considered the rise of global social movements, the presence of transnational networks, and the transfer or diffusion of political techniques. Much of this writing has registered the pivotal role of ‘transnational’ or ‘global’ activists. However, if the significance of the ‘transnational activist’ is now routinely acknowledged, then the history of this actor is still something of a mystery. Most commentators have associated the figure with contemporary history. Hence much of the debate around ‘transnational activism’ is ahistorical, and claims for novelty are not often based on developed historical comparison. As this volume argues, it is possible to identify the ‘transnational activist’ in earlier decades and even centuries. But when did this figure first appear? What are the historical conditions that nurtured its emergence? What are the principal moments in the development of the transnational activist? And do the transnational activists of the Internet age differ in number or nature from those of earlier years? These historical questions will be at the heart of this volume.

About the authors

Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and Director of the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also Executive Chair of the Foundation History of the Ruhr and an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University in the UK. Together with Holger Nehring he has published The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective, (2017).

 

Sean Scalmer is Associate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Gandhi in the West: The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, (2011) and On the Stump: Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain and Australia (2017).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Transnational Activist: An Introduction

    Berger, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

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  • Activism in the Antipodes: Transnational Quaker Humanitarianism and the Troubled Politics of Compassion in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Edmonds, Penelope

    Pages 31-59

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  • Not a Man of His Own Time: Roger Casement and Transnational Activism

    Bolfarine, Mariana

    Pages 61-87

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  • Empire and Activism: Gandhi, Imperialism, and the Global Career of Satyagraha

    Scalmer, Sean

    Pages 89-112

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  • Translating Anti-Capitalism Throughout the Empire: Tom Mann and John Curtin as Transnational Activists, 1902–1916

    Byrne, Liam

    Pages 113-139

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eBook 64,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66206-0
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Hardcover 80,07 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66205-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transnational Activist
Book Subtitle
Transformations and Comparisons from the Anglo-World since the Nineteenth Century
Editors
  • Stefan Berger
  • Sean Scalmer
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66206-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66206-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66205-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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