TOC: Revista de Historia Social y de la Mentalidades, Vol. 25 Núm. 1

Universidad de Santiago de Chile has published the first issue of the year of Revista de Historia Social y de las Mentalidades. The journal is open access with abstracts in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. Here is the link to download articles from the issue:

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Re: World History of Modern Era Leftist Movements

If you go the direction James and Eva-Maria suggest, then my first reaction is that Neozapatismo and Occupy seems rather obviously connected, and Rojava seems like something different. Although, that could simply be a reflection of my lack of knowledge of the later. But it could also indicate that there are a few different entities that fall under the categorization of "new style of leftist movement following the fall of the Berlin Wall" and they might be worth distinguishing so you can clearly keep track of what you are documenting the "rise" of.

Re: World History of Modern Era Leftist Movements

I think that (for interesting political reasons) some of the more recent movements that I would identify as leftist sometimes don't use that term (left) as a primary identity. So my thoughts run along similar ones to James' to thinking that a decent number of recent participatory and anarchist-tending movements would fit your bill and often be international in vision or even action, but might not spring to mind as "leftist". They might use the term "anti-capitalist", at best.

Re: World History of Modern Era Leftist Movements

Hi Liam,
You could also look at the late 1990s - early 2000s "antiglobalization movement", in addition to the ones you mentioned. A suggestion off the top of my head is Graeber's Direct Action:

Dr. James WJ Robinson,
PhD in World History (America in the World)
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World History of Modern Era Leftist Movements

Hey All,

I'm hoping to research the (possible) rise of a new style of leftist movement following the fall of the Berlin Wall. My first thoughts would be to link Zapatismo, Occupy, and Rojava (among others). Naturally, a big part of each of these movements is their glocal orientation so I've long thought that world history was an important angle to approach them from. If anybody has any suggestions of works that have looked at this, I would love to hear about them.

CfP The Lefts and Nationalisms - ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Prague, 25-28 May 2021

At a time of resurgent minority nationalism in some European regions, many of them clearly leaning towards the left, and when radical right and populist parties are successfully attracting working-class support on the basis of welfare chauvinist proposals that pit natives against immigrants and globalisation in defence of the ‘national welfare state’, the study of the (often-troubled) relationship between the Left and the national issue acquires renewed relevance for both academic and practical purposes. 

Re: Question of the Month: July

This is a particularly difficult question to answer. At first sight it appears that right-wing and populist forms of nationalism have become dominant in many parts of the world, especially among well-established democracies such as the United States, the United Kingdom and India. In addition, the appeal of right-wing nationalism (both conservative and radical) remains strong as recently proved to be the case in the Polish presidential elections and the general election in Spain.

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