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Geronimo Author- FIRE AND FLAMES A HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AUTONOMIST MOVEMENT

Geronimo Author- FIRE AND FLAMES A HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AUTONOMIST MOVEMENT

Geronomo . Introduction by George Katsiaficas .    Afterword by Gabriel Kuhn

FIRE AND FLAMS was the first comprehensive study of the German autonomous movement ever published. Released in 1990, it reached its fifth edition by 1997, with the legendary Germn konkret journal concluding that “the movement had produced its own classic.” The author, writing under the pseudonym of Geronimo, has been an autonomous activist since the movement burst onto the scene in 1980-1981. In this book, he traces its origins in the Italian Autonomia project and the German social movements of the 1970’s, before describing the battles for squats, “free spaces,” and alternative forms of living that defined the first decade of the autonomous movement. Tactics of the “Autonome” were militant, including the construction of barricades or throwing Molotov cocktails at the police. Because of their outfit (heavy black clothing, ski masks, helmets), the Autonome were dubbed the “Black Bloc” by the German media, and the tactics have been successfully adopted and employed at anti-capitalist protest worldwide. FIRE AND FLAMES is no detached academic study, but a passionate, hands-on, and engaging account of the beginning of one Europe’s most intriquing protest movements of the last thirty years. An introduction by George Katsiaficas, author of THE SUBVERSION OF POLITICS and an afterword by Gabriel Kuhn, a long-time autonomous activist and author, add historical context and an update on the current state of the Autonomen.

978-1-60486-097-9 . $19.95 . 6×9 . Paperback . 256 Pages
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George Katsiaficas Author- ASIA’S UNKNOWN UPRISINGS VOLUME 1: SOUTH KOREAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

ASIA’S UNKNOWN UPRISINGS  VOLUME 1: SOUTH KOREAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

by George Katsiaficas

“The work is well-researched, clearly-argued, and beautifully written, accessible to both academic and general readers.”- Prof. Carl Boggs, author of THE CRIMES OF EMPIRE AND IMPERIAL DELUSIONS

“With this volume, Katsiaficas challenges the eurocentrism of social movement scholarship and provides a radical reappraisal of the role of mass popular uprisings in contemporary history.”- Eddie Yuen, co-editor of CONFRONTING CAPITALISM: DISPATCHES FROM A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Using social movement as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned that county’s politics and society.  With a central focus on the 1980 Gwangju Uprising that ultimately proved decisive in South Korea’s democratization, the author uses Korean experiences as a baseboard to extrapolate into the possibilities of global social movement in the 21 century.  Ten years in the making, the book provides a unique perspective on South Korea.  It is the first volume in a two-part study that concludes by analyzing in rich detail uprisings in nine other places: the Philippines, Burma, Tibet China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia.  Richly illustrated, with tables, charts, graphs, index, and footnotes.

Jan 2012   978-1-60486-457-1   $26.95  6×9  Paperback   360 Pages

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