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The Resource Direct democracy : collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas, Scott Henkel

Direct democracy : collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas, Scott Henkel

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Direct democracy : collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas
Title
Direct democracy
Title remainder
collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Scott Henkel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with the Haitian Revolution, Scott Henkel lays out a literary history of direct democracy in the Americas. Much research considers direct democracy as a form of organization fit for worker cooperatives or political movements. Henkel reinterprets it as a type of collective power, based on the massive slave revolt in Haiti. In the representations of slaves, women, and workers, Henkel traces a history of power through the literatures of the Americas during the long nineteenth century. Thinking about democracy as a type of power presents a challenge to common, often bureaucratic and limited interpretations of the term and opens an alternative archive, which Henkel argues includes C.L.R. James's The Black Jacobins, Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas, Lucy Parsons's speeches advocating for the eight-hour workday, B. Traven's novels of the Mexican Revolution, and Marie Vieux Chauvet's novella about Haitian dictatorship. Henkel asserts that each writer recognized this power and represented its physical manifestation as a swarm. This metaphor bears a complicated history, often describing a group, a movement, or a community. Indeed it conveys multiplicity and complexity, a collective power. This metaphor's many uses illustrate Henkel's main concerns, the problems of democracy, slavery, and labor, the dynamics of racial repression and resistance, and the issues of power which run throughout the Americas."--
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Dewey number
809/.897
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN846
LC item number
.H46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Caribbean studies series
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Direct democracy : collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas, Scott Henkel
Link
http://www.umanitoba.eblib.com/EBLWeb/patron/?target=patron&extendedid=P_4851912_0
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496812292
Lccn
2017015361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(NhCcYBP)40027143593
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Direct democracy : collective power, the swarm, and the literatures of the Americas, Scott Henkel
Link
http://www.umanitoba.eblib.com/EBLWeb/patron/?target=patron&extendedid=P_4851912_0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496812292
Lccn
2017015361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40027143593

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