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Riot. Strike. Riot.: The New Era of Uprisings
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Publisher Verso Books
Publication date May 17, 2016
Pages 208
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781784780593
ISBN-10 1784780596
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Award winning poet Joshua Clover theorises the riot as the form of the coming insurrection

Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an “age of riots” as the struggle of people versus state and capital has taken to the streets. Award-winning poet and scholar Joshua Clover offers a new understanding of this present moment and its history. Rioting was the central form of protest in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and was supplanted by the strike in the early nineteenth century. It returned to prominence in the 1970s, profoundly changed along with the coordinates of race and class.

From early wage demands to recent social justice campaigns pursued through occupations and blockades, Clover connects these protests to the upheavals of a sclerotic economy in a state of moral collapse. Historical events such as the global economic crisis of 1973 and the decline of organized labor, viewed from the perspective of vast social transformations, are the proper context for understanding these eruptions of discontent. As social unrest against an unsustainable order continues to grow, this valuable history will help guide future antagonists in their struggles toward a revolutionary horizon.

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9781784780593 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
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