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Struggle for the World Liberation Movements for the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 0804759383

ISBN-13: 9780804759380

Edition: 2010

Authors: Charles Lindholm, Jos� Pedro Z�quete

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What do Mexico's Zapatistas, the French National Front, Slow Food, rave subculture, and al-Qaeda all have in common? From right-wing to left-wing to no-wing, they all proudly proclaim their mission to defend their distinctive identities against modernity's homogenizing processes. This controversial book establishes fundamental similarities between anti-globalization "aurora" movements that aim to destroy the modern world and bring a radiant new dawn to humankind. While these groups often despise one another, they nonetheless share many fundamental characteristics, goals, and attitudes. Drawing on the original writings and actions of various anti-globalist groups, the authors reveal a common tendency toward charismatic leadership, good versus evil worldviews, the quest for authentic identity, concern with ritual, and unbending demands for total commitment. These movements, however they pursue world transformation and personal transcendence, are a prominent and continuing aspect of our present condition. This book is a strong reminder that, no matter what the cause, revolution is not a thing of the past and the fervent search for another world continues.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Preface
The Struggle for the World
The Latin American Quest for Independence
The European Search for Authenticity
Global Movements to Transform Humanity
Purifying the World: The Global Jihad
Between Doom and Redemption
Notes
Bibliography
Index