Anarchist Voices

An Oral History of Anarchism in America

Author: Paul Avrich

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859277

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

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In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets anarchists speak for themselves.

Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955)

An Annotated Guide

Author: Ernesto A. Longa

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810872552

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of anarchist publications appeared throughout the United States despite limited financial resources, a pestering and censorial postal department, and persistent harassment, arrest, and imprisonment by the State. Such works energetically advocated a stateless society built upon individual liberty and voluntary cooperation. In Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated Guide, Ernesto A. Longa provides a glimpse into the doctrines of these publications. This volume highlights the articles, reports, manifestos, and creative works of anarchists and left libertarians who were dedicated to propagandizing against authoritarianism, sham democracy, wage and sex slavery, and race prejudice. In the survey are nearly 100 newspapers produced throughout North America. For each entry, the following information is provided: title, issues examined, subtitle, editor, publication information, including location and frequency of publication, contributors, features and subjects, preceding and succeeding titles and an OCLC number to facilitate the identification of owning libraries via a WorldCat search. Excerpts from a selection of articles are provided to convey both the ideological orientation and rhetorical style of each paper's editors and contributors. Finally, special attention is given to highlighting the scope of anarchist involvement in combating obscenity and labor laws that abridged the right to freely circulate reform papers through the mails, speak on street corners, and assemble in union halls.

Emma Goldman

Political Thinking in the Streets

Author: Kathy E. Ferguson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442210486

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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Emma Goldman has often been read for her colorful life story, her lively if troubled sex life, and her wide-ranging political activism. Few have taken her seriously as a political thinker, even though in her lifetime she was a vigorous public intellectual within a global network of progressive politics. Engaging Goldman as a political thinker allows us to rethink the common dualism between theory and practice, scrutinize stereotypes of anarchism by placing Goldman within a fuller historical context, recognize the remarkable contributions of anarchism in creating public life, and open up contemporary politics to the possibilities of transformative feminism.

Unruly Equality

U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Andrew Cornell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961846

Category: History

Page: 416

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The first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century. Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism, the New Deal, atomic warfare, the black freedom struggle, and a succession of artistic avant-gardes stretching from 1915 to 1975. Unruly Equality traces U.S. anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth and foregrounds political activism around ecology, feminism, and opposition to cultural alienation.

Issue 2013.2: Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies

Ontological Anarché: Beyond Materialism and Idealism

Author: Duane Rousselle,Jason Adams

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 0615947689

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Radical theory has always been beset by the question of ontology, albeit to varying degrees and under differing conditions. In recent years, in particular, political metaphysics has returned with force: the rise of Deleuze-influenced “new materialisms,” along with post-/non-Deleuzian Speculative Realism (SR) and Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO), all bear testament to this. In this same period, anarchism has returned as a major influence on social movements and critical scholarship alike. What, then, are some of the potential resonances between these currents, particularly given that anarchism has so often been understood/misunderstood as a fundamentally idealist philosophy? This special issue of ADCS considers these questions in dialogue with the new materialisms, Speculative Realism, and Object-Oriented Ontology, in order to seek new points of departure. It is in this sense that ADCS also strives to play a critical role recent discussions in the wider political, cultural, and philosophical milieu. Ontological Anarché: Beyond Materialism and Idealism includes: EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION: Duane Rousselle and Jason Adams, “Anarchism’s Other Scene: Materializing the Ideal and Idealizing the Material” // ARTICLES: ONTOLOGICAL ANARCHÉ” Levi R. Bryant, “The Gravity of Things: An Introduction to Onto-Cartography” — John W.M. Krummel, “Reiner Schürmann and Cornelius Castoriadis: Between Ontology and Praxis” — Hilan Bensusan, “Polemos Doesn’t Stop Anywhere Short of the World: On Anarcheology, Ontology, and Politics” — Ben Woodard, “Schellingian Thought for Ecological Politics” — Jason Harman, “Ontological Anarché: Beyond Arché & Anarché“ // ARTICLES: ANARCHIST ONTOLOGY: Salvo Vaccaro, “Critique of Static Ontology and Becoming-Anarchy” — Jared McGeough, “Three Scandals in the Philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling: Ontology, Freedom, Mythology” — Joseph Christian Greer, “Occult Origins: Hakim Bey’s Ontological Post-Anarchism” — Tom Marling, “Anarchism and the Question of Practice: Ontology in the Chinese Anarchist Movement, 1919-1927″ — Gregory Kalyniuk, “Jurisprudence of the Damned: Deleuze’s Masochian Humour and Anarchist Neo-Monadology” // REVIEW ESSAY: Shannon Brincat, “The Problem of an Anarchist Civil Society” — Mohammed A. Bamyeh, “A Response to Shannon Brincat” // BOOK REVIEW: Anthony T. Fiscella, “Christian Anarchism” // INTERVIEW: Christos Stergiou interviews Levi Bryant.

Realizing the Impossible

Art Against Authority

Author: Josh MacPhee,Erik Reuland

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859321

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

Making Sense of Anarchism

Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900

Author: Davide Turcato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113727140X

Category: History

Page: 275

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Can we make sense of anarchism or is that an oxymoron? Guided by the principle that someone else's rationality is not an empirical finding but a methodological presumption, this book addresses that question as it investigates the ideas and action of one of the most prominent and underrated anarchists of all times: the Italian, Errico Malatesta.

Workers in America

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 920

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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics

American Anarchism

The Politics of Gender, Culture, and Community from Haymarket to the First World War

Author: Brigitte Anne Koenig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1018

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Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy

Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026439

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

White Enough to Be American?

Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation

Author: Lauren L. Basson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606437

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Racial mixture posed a distinct threat to European American perceptions of the nation and state in the late nineteenth century, says Lauren Basson, as it exposed and disrupted the racial categories that organized political and social life in the United States. Offering a provocative conceptual approach to the study of citizenship, nationhood, and race, Basson explores how racial mixture challenged and sometimes changed the boundaries that defined what it meant to be American. Drawing on government documents, press coverage, and firsthand accounts, Basson presents four fascinating case studies concerning indigenous people of "mixed" descent. She reveals how the ambiguous status of racially mixed people underscored the problematic nature of policies and practices based on clearly defined racial boundaries. Contributing to timely discussions about race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationhood, Basson demonstrates how the challenges to the American political and legal systems posed by racial mixture helped lead to a new definition of what it meant to be American--one that relied on institutions of private property and white supremacy.

Reassessing the Transnational Turn

Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies

Author: Constance Bantman,Bert Altena

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763280X

Category: History

Page: 240

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This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies, a field where the interest in cross-border connections has generated much innovative literature in the last decade. It presents and extends up-to-date research into several dynamic historiographic fields, and especially the history of the anarchist and syndicalist movements and the notions of transnational militancy and informal political networks. Whilst restating the relevance of transnational approaches, especially in connection with the concepts of personal networks and mediators, the book underlines the importance of other scales of analysis in capturing the complexities of anarchist militancy, due to both their centrality as a theme of reflection for militants, and their role as a level of organization. Especially crucial is the national level, which is often overlooked due to the internationalism which was so central to anarchist ideology. And yet, as several chapters highlight, anarchist discourses on the nation (as opposed to the state), patriotism and even race, were more nuanced than is usually assumed. The local and individual levels are also shown to be essential in anarchist militancy.

Black Flag Boricuas

Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and th eLeft in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Author: Kirwin R. Shaffer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094905

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This pathbreaking study examines the radical Left in Puerto Rico from the final years of Spanish colonial rule into the 1920s. Positioning Puerto Rico within the context of a regional anarchist network that stretched from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Tampa, Florida, and New York City, Kirwin R. Shaffer illustrates how anarchists linked their struggle to the broader international anarchist struggles against religion, governments, and industrial capitalism. Their groups, speeches, and press accounts--as well as the newspapers that they published--were central in helping to develop an anarchist vision for Puerto Ricans at a time when the island was a political no-man's-land, neither an official U.S. colony or state nor an independent country. Exploring the rise of artisan and worker-based centers to develop class consciousness, Shaffer follows the island's anarchists as they cautiously joined the AFL-linked Federación Libre de Trabajadores, the largest labor organization in Puerto Rico. Critiquing the union from within, anarchists worked with reformers while continuing to pursue a more radical agenda achieved by direct action rather than parliamentary politics. Shaffer also traces anarchists' alliances with freethinkers seeking to reform education, progressive factions engaged in attacking the Church and organized religion, and the emerging Socialist movement on the island in the 1910s. The most successful anarchist organization to emerge in Puerto Rico, the Bayamón bloc founded El Comunista, the longest-running, most financially successful anarchist newspaper in the island's history. Stridently attacking U.S. militarism and interventionism in the Caribbean Basin, the newspaper found growing distribution throughout and financial backing from Spanish-speaking anarchist groups in the United States. Shaffer demonstrates how the U.S. government targeted the Bayamón anarchists during the Red Scare and forced the closure of their newspaper in 1921, effectively unraveling the anarchist movement on the island.

The Blast

Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859086

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle

Radicalism's Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric

Author: Ursula McTaggart

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438439032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.

"Ja, ich kämpfte"

von Revolutionsträumen, "Luftmenschen" und Kindern des Schtetls : Biographien radikaler Jüdinnen und Juden

Author: Werner Portmann,Siegbert Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anarchism

Page: 314

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Dalit Theology and Christian Anarchism

Author: Revd Dr Keith Hebden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481476

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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A second generation of emerging Dalit theology texts is re-shaping the way we think of Indian theology and liberation theology. This book is a vital part of that conversation. Taking post-colonial criticism to its logical end of criticism of statism, Keith Hebden looks at the way the emergence of India as a nation state shapes political and religious ideas. He takes a critical look at these Gods of the modern age and asks how Christians from marginalised communities might resist the temptation to be co-opted into the statist ideologies and competition for power. He does this by drawing on historical trends, Christian anarchist voices, and the religious experiences of indigenous Indians. Hebden's ability to bring together such different and challenging perspectives opens up radical new thinking in Dalit theology, inviting the Indian Church to resist the Hindu fundamentalists labelling of the Church as foreign by embracing and celebrating the anarchic foreignness of a Dalit Christian future.