Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 6 - No. 1
Spring, 2002


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Grant Awards

The IAS Board of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following individuals for January, 2002:

$2000 to Lorenzo Komboa Erwin for a rewrite of “Anarchism and the Black Revolution”. The book, first written in 1989 as a pamphlet, has had a significant  impact within the anarchist movement. The work argues that a “class and economic analysis for the reconstruction of society is not possible if racism as a social impediment is not fully considered, and the concerns of people of color are not included in a social revolutionary agenda”. Beyond his important written contributions, Lorenzo has also been very active in projects such as prisoner rights, the Black Autonomy/”people of color” tendency within contemporary anarchism, anti-racism movements, and other social change projects.

$1000 to Ali Sauer for her book-length piece entitled: “Voicing Exclusion(s): A Critical Examination of Current Discourses on the “Anti-Corporate Globalization” Movement”. In this fascinating study, Ali Ssauer investigates how social movements in general, and the “Anti-globalization movement” in particular,  reproduce certain structures of domination by the very way such movements are produced and by the way they define themselves—by a discourse of inclusivity. Her project, which will involve both interviews and research, will attempt to understand the limitations of such discourses and suggest ways to redefine them so they may become more relevant and powerful. One of the many contributions which will emerge from this work will be to “broaden definitions of resistance and dissent”.  

$1000 to Sean Gauthier for his unique book “Many Manifestations: Blueprints for a Bricoleur’s War Machine”. Sean, as opposed to most mainstream scholars, questions whether the process and development of globalization inherent in the late capitalism of our times is unavoidable. Informed by such thinkers as Foucault and Deleuze, Sean Gauthier develops a post-structuralist anarchist approach to critique globalization and the arguments for it, and to, in turn, develop effective strategies to resist it.  

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please send a SASE to the IAS at P.O. Box 1664, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009; or print an application from our website: http://flag.blackened.net/ias.

 


Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 6, No. 1 - Spring 2002