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Jean-Christophe Angaut, membre du collectif de Réfractions, a participé à la rédaction d’un ouvrage collectif (en anglais) cordonné par Dave Berry, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta et Alex Prichard

Libertarian Socialism : Politics in Black and Red

publié par Palgrave Macmillan (décembre 2012), 328 pages, 95.00 $, 74.07 €.

Il y contribue par un article sur les situationnistes et leur rapport au marxisme et à l’anarchisme :

Beyond Black and Red : The Situationists and the Legacy of the Workers’ Movement.

Editorial Reviews :

’Libertarian Socialism : Politics in Red and Black’ is an invaluable contribution to historical scholarship and libertarian politics. The collection of essays contained in the book has the great virtue of offering both analytical perspectives on ideas, and historical perspectives on movements. The contributions examine classical themes in anarchist politics such as individual liberty, whilst also exploring more neglected thinkers and themes from a libertarian standpoint, such as C.L.R. James and race. There can be little doubt that the volume will be of major interest to historians, theorists, students and activists.’

Darrow Schecter, Reader in Italian, School of History, Art History and Philosophy,University of Sussex.


’Just what we need as we move into a new phase of revolt against the obscenity of capitalism : a recovery of the richness of our different traditions of struggle, with their weavings and bumpings. Time to move on, time to redeem the struggles of the past. A valuable and welcome collection.’

John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power and professor of sociology, Autonomous University of Puebla.


’This is a welcome and essential collection that is sure to spark debates and support ongoing efforts to build a liberatory movement in which Marxists and Anarchists can find common ground and practice mutual respect and humility. In this period of late-capitalism, survival itself is at stake. Theory and practice, whether Marxism or Anarchism in their many manifestations, lead to dead ends without careful assessment of the world as it is now.’

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, a native of rural Oklahoma is a teacher, historian and writer, and veteran of worker, feminist, and indigenous movements.


’An important, redemptive collection of essays that questions narratives of sectarian difference without resorting to easy answers. In exploring the productive frictions, convergences, agonisms and affinities that have created and re-created the ’black and red,’ the contributors recover the neglected histories of a capacious Left, one that repudiated ideological rigidity and sterile orthodoxies without abandoning its socialist commons. Itself a model of such capaciousness, this is a stimulating and necessary work.’

Raymond B. Craib, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University.


About the Authors

DAVE BERRY is Senior Lecturer in History at Loughborough University, UK,

RUTH KINNA is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University, UK,

SAKE PINTA is a postgraduate student at Loughborough University, UK,

ALEX RICHARD is Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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