Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent by A. K. ThompsonBlack Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent by A. K. Thompson

Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

byA. K. Thompson

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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Are you taking over, or are you taking orders?Are you going backwards, or are you going forwards?White riot-I wanna riot.White riot-a riot of my own.-The Clash, White Riot"Ten years after the battle in Seattle sparked an historic struggle against the forces of multinational conglomeration and American imperialism, the anti-globalization generation is ready to reflect on a decade of organizing that changed the face of mass action around the globe.Scholar and activist AK Thompson revisits the struggles against globalization in Canada and the United States at the turn of the century, and he explores the connection between political violence and the white middle class. Equal parts sociological study and activist handbook,Black Bloc, White Riot engages with the key debates that arose in the anti-globalization movement over the course of the past decade: direct or mass action? Summit-hopping or local organizing? Pacifism or diversity of tactics?Drawing on movement literature, contemporary and critical theory, and practical investigations, Thompson outlines the effect of the anti-globalization movement on the white, middle-class kids who were swept up in it, and he considers how and why violence must once again become a central category of activist politics.AK Thompson is a writer and activist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Currently completing his PhD in sociology at York University, Thompson teaches social theory and serves on the editorial committee ofUpping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action. His publications includeSociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (Fernwood Publishing, 2006). "
A.K. Thompson is a writer and activist living and working in Toronto. He is the author of Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (Fernwood, 2006), and The Resonance of Romanticism: Activist Art and the Bourgeois Horizon (forthoming), and serves on the editorial committee of the journal Upping the Anti. He is currently com...
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Title:Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of DissentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Ak PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849350140

ISBN - 13:9781849350143

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An intriguing exploration of the legacy and potential of the anti-globalization movement."-Matt Wasserman forThe Indypendent "