In this groundbreaking collection of essays, anarchism in Latin America becomes much more than a prelude to populist and socialist movements. The contributors illustrate a much more vast, differentiated, and active anarchist presence in the region that evolved on simultaneous-transnational, national, regional, and local-fronts.
Representing a new wave of transnational scholarship, these essays examine urban and rural movements, indigenous resistance, race, gender, sexuality, and social and educational experimentation. They offer a variety of perspectives on anarchism's role in shaping ideas about nationalism, identity, organized labor, and counterculture across a wide swath of Latin America.
Geoffroy de Laforcade is associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Norfolk State University. In addition to his published on the history of Argentine labor, he is coauthor of The How and Why of World History and coeditor of Transculturality and Perceptions of the Immigrant Other. Kirwin Shaffer is professor of Latin American studies at Penn State University-Berks College. He is the author of several books, including Anarchism and Countercultural Politics in the Early Twentieth-Century Cuba.