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Acting and thinking as a revolutionary organ: the case of the French review Socialisme ou Barbarie (1948-1967)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper will introduce the French review Socialisme ou Barbarie. This review was founded in France after the Second World War by Cornelius Castoriadis and Claude Lefort as a scission inside the Fourth International Organization, a trotskyist movement. The idea was to criticize the political situation under the Cold war with two bureaucratic modes of socialization, the Eastern bloc (USSR) and the Western bloc. The paper analyzes the way the review worked as a political movement and how the internal discussions affected its profile. The dissent with Claude Lefort in 1958 is a turning point when the review tried to be a revolutionary political party. To deal with the question, the structure of the political movement will be analyzed in terms of resources, leadership and international relations before analyzing the relation between ideology and strategy. Last but not least, the relations between other reviews such as Arguments will be studied in order to understand the role of left reviews in France during the sixties.

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leadership, group, review, manifesto, bureaucracy
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Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120549OAI: diva2:853325
Politics and Periodicals, the Fourth International Conference on the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)
Available from: 2015-09-12 Created: 2015-09-12 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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