The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary: Movements, Histories, and Motivations

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Zed Books, Jul 11, 2006 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
This dictionary is an alternative and a counter-balance to the many political dictionaries that ignore or marginalize the history and influence of anti-capitalist movements. It paints a rich picture of the ideas and issues that inform today's anti-capitalist activity. Anti-capitalism has existed in many forms and with a variety of names since the advent of capitalism. But this kind of oppositional force has often been ignored, misrepresented or trivialised by many in the mainstream media and academia and by established political parties. In the wake of the protests which started in Seattle in 1999, the continuing dissent around the Bush/Blair regimes, and ongoing commitments to neo-liberalism around the world, the movement continues to flourish.

The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary is organised in an easily accessible alphabetical format, with self-contained, cross-referenced entries that introduce and explain concepts and issues that are integral to understanding today's global movement. The Dictionary demonstrates how the meaning and relevance of some of these have evolved and illustrates a linkage between past and present activity that might be unfamiliar to people who are involved or interested in the movement's current manifestations. This Dictionary has international coverage and will prove invaluable to students of politics as well as to activists and the general reader.

David Lowes has a PhD on the theory and practice of labour activism from Liverpool John Moores University. He has been active in labour movement politics for over twenty years.

 

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Contents

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
1
ACTIVISMACTIVIST
5
ANARCHISM
12
ASYLUM
18
BOURGEOISIE
24
CHILD LABOUR
32
COLLECTIVISM
39
CONSUMERISM
46
PATRIARCHY
181
POWER
187
PROPAGANDA
194
RACISM
200
RELIGION
206
TRIMs
254
UNITED NATIONS UN
261
UTOPIA
269

CULTURE
56
DEREGULATION
66
TRADE GATT
98
INTERNATIONALISM
133
MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION
169
NEW LEFT
175
world BAnk
276
XENOPHOBIA
285
Postscript
292
Index
306
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David Lowes has been interested and active in labour movement politics for over twenty years. Between 1984 and 2003, he was a member of and activist in Liverpool City Branch of NALGO/ Unison and held various positions. Involvement in campaigns against rate-capping, poll tax and privatisation led to research in and a doctoral thesis from John Moores University on Labour Movement Campaigns to Defend Local Democracy, Jobs and Services in the 1980s. A member of the Conference of Socialist Economists and London Socialist Historians Group, his interest and involvement has turned to the latest phase of anti-capitalist struggle.

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