Solidarity : Hidden Histories and Geographies of Internationalism by Featherstone, David
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
15 August 2012
Paperback, 320 pages
Despite the frequency with which the word 'solidarity' is invoked the concept itself has rarely been subjected to close scrutiny. In this original and stereotype-busting work, David Featherstone helps redress this imbalance through an innovative combination of archival research, activist testimonies and first-hand involvement with political movements.
Presenting a variety of case studies, from anti-slavery and anti-fascist organizing to climate change activism and the boycotts of Coca-Cola, Featherstone unearths international forms of solidarity that are all too often marginalized by nation-centred histories of the left and social movements.
Timely and wide-ranging, this is a fascinating investigation of an increasingly vital subject.