[DEBATE] : (Fwd) International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest
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REVOLUTION AND PROTEST - remarkable new encyclopedia - PLEASE SHARE
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A remarkable political and scholarly contribution is about to be
published (March 2009) – the most comprehensive source on revolution
and protest to date. This timely eight-volume work is The
International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest.
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, it has been compiled by hundreds of
scholars throughout the world, under the editorship of Dr. Immanuel
Ness of the City University of New York, who is also the editor of the
prestigious Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society. For more
All libraries should be encouraged to secure this incredible resource
– and as many scholars and activists as possible should be alerted to
its imminent appearance.
Among the Advisory Editorial Board members are: Walden Bello, Elaine
Bernard, Robert Brenner, Stephen Eric Bronner, Dennis Brutus, Paul
Buhle, Bill Fletcher, Adolfo Gilly, Lawrence Goodwyn, Gerald Horne,
Robin D.G. Kelley, Michael Löwy, Manning Marable, Bryan Palmer, and
Frances Fox Piven. Associate Editors include: Dario Azzellini,
Marcelline Block, Jesse Cohn, Clifford D. Conner, Geoffroy de
LaForcade, Rowena Griem, Paul LeBlanc, Amy Linch, Soma Marik,
Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Ayokunle O. Omobowale, Pierre Rousset,
Beverly Tomek, Ben Trott.
Below are some initial pre-publication endorsements, which give a
sense of what has been accomplished:
"For this work Immanuel Ness has assembled an impressive team of
international scholars…Undoubtedly, this will become an essential
reference on world revolutionary and protest movements, and an
important addition to the collections of academic and larger public
libraries. I know I will recommend it to our students and faculty, and
will consult it frequently for my own research."
Thomas Twiss, Government Information Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
"An indispensable tool for social scientists and historians who wish
to be aware of their rich and colourful past. The scope is
breathtaking - with a wealth of engagingly presented detail gathered
by an army of researchers under the sure guidance of Immanuel Ness.
Wiley is to be congratulated."
Raymond Markey, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
"Finally a scholarly reference work that provides a substantive
approach to world history that accounts for the essential role played
by popular movements in the processes of revolution, social change and
progress. The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest
traces the efforts of peasants and workers in the global South and
North as they struggle for justice and power from the emergence of
European colonialism to the present."
Gary Younge, The Guardian and The Nation
"This compilation of historical essays provides a unique contribution
to the study of social radicalism. The encyclopedia fills a critical
void with its extensive examination of the progression of revolutions
and protests throughout the world. The International Encyclopedia of
Revolution and Protest is sure to become the definitive reference work
in this area of study."
Pat Newcombe, Western New England College School of Law Library
"[A] valuable resource for students of social movements and social change."
Stephen H. Aby, University of Akron
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