The Practical Revolutionaries : A New Interpretation of the French Anarchosyndicalists. Barbara Mitchell.

The Practical Revolutionaries : A New Interpretation of the French Anarchosyndicalists

Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #10568
ISBN: 0313252890

Library stamps/marks, otherwise light wear. Crisp hardcover. ; "The purpose of this study of french anarchosyndicalism from its inception to World War I is not to effect a thoroughgoing revision of the movement, nor to test new methodologies. ... It is based on the formulation of four questions and the answers syndicalists themselves provided to the problems encompassed in these queries. The questions? Two are traditional; two have not been fully explored. How did the revolutionary syndicalists define direction action? What in their view constituted the patrie? How should the union organizations deal with two vital elements in society: peasants and women? The answers to these four questions are meant to provide the means to construct an image of French unionism beyond the traditional interpretations of the movement and to fulfill a lacunae in the history of the French left." - An Introduction. Contents: Acknowledgments; 1. An Introduction to the Movement and its Critics; 2. The Question of Direct Action: Action in the Economic Realm; 3. The Question of Direct Action: The Syndicalist as Moralist; 4. The Woman Question: The Legacy; 5. The Woman Question: From Foyer to Factory; 6. The Peasant Question: Grounding the Rural Offensive; 7. The Peasant Question: A Paradox; 8. The Question of the State: The Workers have no Country; 9. The Question of the State: Unless it is the Patrie in Danger; 10. The Revolution Reconsidered: A Final Assessment; Selected Bibliography; Index. ; Contributions to the Study of World History; Ex-Library; Vol. 5; xi, 314 pages.

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