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Sorel: Reflections on Violence

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: December 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521551175

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  • Georges Sorel's Reflections on Violence (1908) remains a controversial text to this day. It unashamedly advocates the use of violence as a means of putting an end to the corrupt politics of bourgeois democracy and of bringing down capitalism. It is both dangerous and fascinating, of enduring importance and interest to all those concerned about the nature of modern politics. This new student edition of Sorel's classic text is accompanied by notes, chronology, and bibliography, as well as a concise introduction to the context and content of this work.

    • A key text in twentieth-century politics (one which Tony Blair would probably HATE!)
    • A book which sets out a radical agenda for the working-class movement
    • A new edition of a difficult-to-obtain text by a leading scholar
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    • Date Published: December 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521551175
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Reflections on Violence: Introduction
    Part I. Class Struggle and Violence
    Part II. The Decadence of the Bourgeoisie and Violence
    Part III. Prejudices against Violence
    Part IV. The Proletarian Strike
    Part V. The Political General Strike
    Part VI. The Ethics of Violence
    Part VII. The Ethics of the Producers
    Appendix I. Unity and multiplicity
    Appendix II. Apology for violence
    Appendix III. In defence of Lenin.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Power, Identity, Resistance
    • Violence and the State
  • Author

    Georges Sorel

    Editor

    Jeremy Jennings, University of Birmingham

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