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p. 708. Quiet revolutionslocked

  • Colin Ward

Abstract

Have the aspirations of the anarchists of the last century been a catalogue of impossible hopes? ‘Quiet revolutions’ argues that the answer is no. In a partial, albeit incomplete, but visible way, a number of revolutions have taken place to transform life under the surface. The issue of dress can be used to illustrate this. Fifty years ago, a person's social class could be deduced based on their dress. Generally speaking, this is no longer the case. A more significant ‘quite revolution’ has been the women's movement, rejecting the universal convention of male dominance. We can also see a huge change in the relationship between teachers and children. What can the anarchists do about global capitalism?

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