Anarchist Studies

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, 2012

About This Issue's Cover
This issues cover, 'Money Talks Too Much', was created by anarchist print artist Josh MacPhee of the Justseeds artists' collective and handed out at the first mass demonstration held by the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly. MacPhee writes:The posters...
Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940. the Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution
Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940. The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution Leiden: Brill 2010, Ixxiv + 434pp., 10 illustrations....
Anarchism and the Advent of Paris Dada: Art and Criticsm, 1914-1924
Theresa Papanikolas, Anarchism and the Advent of Paris Dada: Art and Criticsm, 1914-1924Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, 280pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6626-4.Paris Dada has long been considered not so much in its own terms, but as an appendage to either the Zürich Dada...
Another View: Syndicalism, Anarchism and Marxism1
This article is a response to Ralph Darlington's essay 'Syndicalism and the influence of Anarchism in France, Italy and Spain' (AS 17(2), 2009) and was originally planned as part of a debate. Unfortunately, Ralph Darlington was unable to participate.ABSTRACTIn...
Antifascistas Alemanes En Barcelona (1933-1939). El Grupo DAS: Sus Actividades Contra la Red Nazi Y En El Frente De Aragón
D. Nelles, H. Piotrowski, U. Linse & C. García, Antifascistas alemanes en Barcelona (1933-1939). El Grupo DAS: sus actividades contra la red nazi y en el frente de Aragón Barcelona: Editorial Sintra, 2010, 430pp. ISBN 978-84-934745-3-9.Given the...
Beating the Fascists: The Untold Story of Anti-Fascist Action
Sean Birchall, Beating the Fascists: the Untold Story of Anti-Fascist Action London: Freedom Press, 2010, 410pp. ISBN 978-1904491125This is an important book on an important and still divisive episode in die oft-neglected history of anti-fascism in Britain....
Building 'Another Politics': The Contemporary Anti-Authoritarian Current in the US and Canada1
ABSTRACTRecent decades have seen the convergence of a variety of anti-authoritarian politics and broader-based movements in the US and Canada. Coming out of this convergence, a growing set of activists and organisers are developing shared politics, practices,...
Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary On The Gospel Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2010, 336pp. ISBN 978 1845401931To many potential readers 'Christian anarchism' may appear to be an oxymoron given that anarchists are often...
Editorial
Why should we diink about the past? In his appreciation of Rudolf Rocker, to be published in die next issue of AS, Brian Morris finds a compelling answer in a comment by the Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah: 'the present is where we get lost - if we forget...
Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets
Kathy Ferguson, Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the StreetsLanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011, 352pp. ISBN 978-0742523005Despite die fact that Emma Goldman was a prolific writer and is today perhaps one of the most well-known anarchists of her...
Interpersonal Ethics in Ursula K. le Guin's the Dispossessed
ABSTRACTIn The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin layers three ethical values in order to create an interpersonal ethics designed to meet the needs of an anarchist society. Le Guin borrows the foundational layer of mutual aid, with interesting adaptations,...
Louisa Sarah Bevington's Letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler: A Catechism in Communist Anarchy
Although not a household name either in her own time or in ours, Louisa Sarah Bevington (1845-95) was a writer who gained some recognition in late nineteenthcentury England for both her poetry and her political writings, and is currently enjoying a renaissance...
Max Stirner
Saul Newman (ed.), Max StirnerHampshire & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 218pp. ISBN 978-0-230-28335-0Among anarchists, few thinkers are so divisive as Max Stirner; derided and celebrated in equal measures, his thought continues to haunt the...
New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational
David Berry and Constance Bantman (eds.), New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism: the Individual, the National and the TransnationalNewcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 228pp. ISBN 978-1-4438-2393-7This fine collection...
'Nothing Is Permitted Anymore': Postanarchism, Gnosticism, and the End of Production
ABSTRACTDespite its emergence as a serious field of academic study, postanarchism harbours a number of ontological, epistemological, and even theological hang-ups - at least if CrimethInc., primitivism, and cyberpunk are any indication. Using a pair...
Property Is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology, edited by lain McKayEdinburgh, Oakland, Baltimore: AK Press, 2011, 823pp. ISBN 978-1849350242All those who wish to see the ideas of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) achieve...
Remains to Be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's Ashes in New Zealand
Jared Davidson, Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill's Ashes in New ZealandWellington: Rebel Press, 2011, 98pp. ISBN 978-0-473-18927-3Remains to be Seen is the first book published about the New Zealand Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). It is a...
Rosa Luxemburg: Ideas in Action
Paul Frölich, Rosa Luxemburg: Ideas in ActionChicago: Haymarket Books, 2011, 340pp. ISBN 9781608460748First published in 1939 by her SPD and KAPD contemporary, Paul Frölich, this is a welcome republication of the original and most comprehensive study...
Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future
Werner Bonefeld (ed.), Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future New York: Autonomedia, 2008. ISBN 978-1-57027-184-7 (Pbk)Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future is a coUection of essays - most of which are written from a broadly autonomist Marxist...
The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren
Crispin Sartwell (ed.), The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah WarrenNew York: Fordham University Press, 2011, 240pp. ISBN 978-0-8232-3370-0There exists a serious - and, in my view, embarrassing - dearth of work on the native American anarchist...
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