Publisher of Humanities, Social Science & STEM Books

ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS BOOKS – 20% Off – Shop Now – Ts&Cs apply*

View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics


About the Series

The series Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics has two areas of interest. Firstly, this series aims to publish books which focus on the history of movements of the radical left. ‘Movement of the radical left’ is here interpreted in its broadest sense as encompassing those past movements for radical change which operated in the mainstream political arena as with political parties, and past movements for change which operated more outside the mainstream as with millenarian movements, anarchist groups, utopian socialist communities, and trade unions. Secondly, this series aims to publish books which focus on more contemporary expressions of radical left-wing politics. Recent years have been witness to the emergence of a multitude of new radical movements adept at getting their voices in the public sphere. From those participating in the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, community unionism, social media forums, independent media outlets, local voluntary organisations campaigning for progressive change, and so on, it seems to be the case that innovative networks of radicalism are being constructed in civil society that operate in different public forms.  

The series very much welcomes titles with a British focus, but is not limited to any particular national context or region. The series will encourage scholars who contribute to this series to draw on perspectives and insights from other disciplines.

25 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
I Saw Democracy Murdered The Memoir of Sam Russell, Journalist

I Saw Democracy Murdered: The Memoir of Sam Russell, Journalist

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Colin Chambers, Sam Russell
April 05, 2022

I Saw Democracy Murdered is the memoir of Sam Russell (1915–2010), a communist journalist and a British volunteer with the anti-fascist Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. The book covers his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, his time as a journalist at The Daily Worker and The ...

On the Chilean Social Explosion

On the Chilean Social Explosion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maxwell Woods
March 25, 2022

On the Chilean Social Explosion uses the methods of literary, cultural, and subaltern studies to examine what cultural foundations and practices gave rise to this political uprising. On 18 October 2019, Chile exploded into a series of nationwide protests that placed the socio-political order of ...

Making Cultures of Solidarity London and the 1984–5 Miners’ Strike

Making Cultures of Solidarity: London and the 1984–5 Miners’ Strike

1st Edition

By Diarmaid Kelliher
May 11, 2021

This book combines radical history, critical geography, and political theory in an innovative history of the solidarity campaign in London during the 1984-5 miners’ strike. Thousands of people collected food and money, joined picket lines and demonstrations, organised meetings, travelled to mining ...

Hybrid Media Activism Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms

Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms

1st Edition

By Emiliano Treré
September 30, 2020

This book is an extensive investigation of the complexities, ambiguities and shortcomings of contemporary digital activism. The author deconstructs the reductionism of the literature on social movements and communication, proposing a new conceptual vocabulary based on practices, ecologies, ...

The Years of Anger The Life of Randall Swingler

The Years of Anger: The Life of Randall Swingler

1st Edition

By Andy Croft
May 20, 2020

Randall Swingler (1909–67) was arguably the most significant and the best-known radical English poet of his generation. A widely published poet, playwright, novelist, editor and critic, his work was set to music by almost all the major British composers of his time. This new biography draws on ...

Willi Münzenberg Fighter against Fascism and Stalinism

Willi Münzenberg: Fighter against Fascism and Stalinism

1st Edition

By John Green
December 05, 2019

Willi Münzenberg was a towering figure in the anti-fascist movement during the first half of the twentieth century. He was acquainted with many of the leading left wing activists and thinkers of his day including Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Karl Radek. He also played a foundational ...

Orwell Reconsidered

Orwell Reconsidered

1st Edition

By Stephen Ingle
October 31, 2019

George Orwell has had a profound influence on modern politics and culture. He is regularly invoked as an authority by journalists, commentators and politicians, and his works speak with increasing relevance to our polarised and media-saturated society. Stephen Ingle explores Orwell’s character, his...

Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe

Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Giorgos Charalambous, Gregoris Ioannou
August 05, 2019

While there has been much focus in recent times on the rise of right-wing populism in Europe, there has been surprisingly little material on the phenomenon of left-wing populism. This edited collection seeks to fill that gap with an investigation of the relationship between the radical left and ...

Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts Between Protest and Professionalization

Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalization

1st Edition

By Daniel H. Mutibwa
March 14, 2019

Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation entails a comprehensive account of the history and trajectory of contemporary journalistic, (documentary) film, and arts and cultural actors rooted (partially or wholly) in radical, alternative, ...

Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 1 Democracy, Participation and Dissent in a Global Context

Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 1: Democracy, Participation and Dissent in a Global Context

1st Edition

Edited By John Michael Roberts, Joseph Ibrahim
December 13, 2018

Within many societies across the world, new social and political movements have sprung up that either challenge formal parliamentary structures of democracy and participation, or work within them and, in the process, fundamentally alter the ideological content of democratic potentials. At the same ...

Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 2 Democracy, Participation and Dissent in a Global Context

Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 2: Democracy, Participation and Dissent in a Global Context

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph Ibrahim, John Michael Roberts
December 13, 2018

Within many societies across the world, new social and political movements have sprung up that either challenge formal parliamentary structures of democracy and participation, or work within them and, in the process, fundamentally alter the ideological content of democratic potentials. At the same ...

The Far Left in Australia since 1945

The Far Left in Australia since 1945

1st Edition

Edited By Jon Piccini, Evan Smith, Matthew Worley
October 12, 2018

The far left in Australia had significant effects on post-war politics, culture and society. The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) ended World War II with some 20,000 members, and despite the harsh and vitriolic Cold War climate of the 1950s, seeded or provided impetus for the re-emergence of ...

1-12 of 25
AJAX loader