By Phil Edwards
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2009
In the mid-1970s, a wave of contentious radicalism swept via Italy. teams and events comparable to "Proletarian youth," "metropolitan Indian" and "the region of Autonomy" practiced new sorts of activism, confrontational and sometimes violent. inventive and brutal, intransigent and playful, the activities flourished in brief earlier than being suppressed via heavy policing and political exclusion.
This is the 1st full-length research in English of those hobbies. development on Sidney Tarrow’s "cycle of contention" version and drawing on quite a lot of Italian fabrics, Phil Edwards tells the tale of a different and interesting staff of political events, and in their disastrous engagement with the mainstream Left. in addition to laying off gentle on a overlooked interval of 20th century historical past, this publication bargains classes for figuring out today’s contentious activities ("No Global," "Black Bloc") and today’s "armed struggle" groups.
This ebook may be of serious curiosity to students within the fields of Italian politics and society; the sociology of social hobbies; and terrorism and political violence.