"Of the half-dozen key theoretical documents of Modernism written in English, this book, and Stein's How to Write, are surely the most brilliant.
Author: Laura (Riding) Jackson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Of the half-dozen key theoretical documents of Modernism written in English, this book, and Stein's How to Write, are surely the most brilliant. The originality of Anarchism's thought seems hardly less arresting today than it was when first published 70 years ago. We owe Samuels a great debt for restoring this book to our attention."—Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
It would seem that, with sufficient imagination, I can place my tentative
justification within the conventional definitions of ... Present problems will not wait
for it, and evolution will encounter and create problems which may not have
Author: Stephen Condit
Publisher: Anthem Press
Through accounts of his experience as a local politician and elected once holder, Stephen Condit examines, in 'Anarchism in Local Governance', how his anarchist convictions may have contributed to the administration of his community in a way that empowers citizens towards self-governance and prefiguration of communal anarchist ideals. The hypothesis is that municipal governance and anarchist thought and praxis can both benefit by this kind of encounter. Condit also investigates the emergence of anarchism through citizen participation in civil society as a reality to which the municipality is accountable.
But for its expressly violent policy , anarchism would be the least formidable or
offensive manifestation of ... Men in their better mind may be ready enough to
listen to specious , or even not very specious , schemes of reform that hold out a ...
Author: John Rae
The first of three major books by the then assistant editor of the Contemporary Review: it was followed in 1894 by Eight Hours for Work and in 1895 by his admirable Life of Adam Smith. Rae's description of contemporary socialism includes studies of Ferdinand Lassalle, Karl Marx, The Federalism of Carl Marlo, the Christian Socialists, Henry George, the Federalism of Carl Marlo and Russian Nihilism.
theory about the same time as Marxist social formations began to give way to
modes of political engagement more readily comprehended within the framework
of anarchist thought. Recalling Kropotkin's insistence that “it is not enough to ...
Author: Mark Foster Gage
Publisher: MIT Press
How aesthetics—understood as a more encompassing framework for human activity—might become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. These essays make the case for a reignited understanding of aesthetics—one that casts aesthetics not as illusory, subjective, or superficial, but as a more encompassing framework for human activity. Such an aesthetics, the contributors suggest, could become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. Departing from the “critical” stance of twentieth-century artists and theorists who embraced a counter-aesthetic framework for political engagement, this book documents how a broader understanding of aesthetics can offer insights into our relationships not only with objects, spaces, environments, and ecologies, but also with each other and the political structures in which we are all enmeshed. The contributors—philosophers, media theorists, artists, curators, writers and architects including such notable figures as Jacques Rancière, Graham Harman, and Elaine Scarry—build a compelling framework for a new aesthetic discourse. The book opens with a conversation in which Rancière tells the volume's editor, Mark Foster Gage, that the aesthetic is “about the experience of a common world.” The essays following discuss such topics as the perception of reality; abstraction in ethics, epistemology, and aesthetics as the “first philosophy”; Afrofuturism; Xenofeminism; philosophical realism; the productive force of alienation; and the unbearable lightness of current creative discourse. Contributors Mark Foster Gage, Jacques Rancière, Elaine Scarry, Graham Harman, Timothy Morton, Ferda Kolatan, Adam Fure, Michael Young, Nettrice R. Gaskins, Roger Rothman, Diann Bauer, Matt Shaw, Albena Yaneva, Brett Mommersteeg, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ariane Lourie Harrison, Rhett Russo, Peggy Deamer, Caroline Picard Matt Shaw, Managing Editor
It carries within itself the truth , the heroism and the aspirations of the masses ,
and it is today the only social doctrine which the masses can count on in their
struggle . But to justify this confidence , it is not enough for anarchism to be a
Author: Petr Arshinov
Publisher: Freedom Press (CA)
It was in prison in 1911 that Peter Arshinov established a close personal and political friendship with Makhno, which continued after their release following the February Revolution in 1917. In 1919 Arshinov became Makhno’s secretary, and remained with the Makhnovists until 1921. In 1922 he settled in Berlin and published the Russian edition of his story. Arshinov’s history of the Makhnovists is undoubtedly the most important source work available. Includes an introduction by Voline, and excellent prefaces by Fredy Perlman (the original translator, and publisher, of the work in English), and Nicolas Walter (to the original Freedom Press edition). It’s about time this was available again!
Anarchy is more than utopia , and anarchism is more than a cry of pain .
Anarchists begin as individual men , but they become something more .
Permanent protest is not enough . Words without deeds are wind . If anarchists
want to have a ...
Author: Nicolas Walter
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Nicolas Walter helped create the surge of political dissent that came to Britain in the 60s and 70s. For forty years he was a contributor to the anarchist press, principally Freedom and its companion periodicals Anarchy and The Raven. He was active in many groups including the "Spies for Peace" and the Rationalist Press Association, editing The New Humanist. This volume selects from his extensive writings on anarchist history and theory. The Anarchist Past is a virtual history of anarchism, reaching from its prehistory in the American Revolution to the work of Murray Bookchin and Colin Ward. Russia and the Russians are treated in particular depth.