Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol 2 - No. 2 
Fall, 1998


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IAS Grant Awards

The IAS annually awards $6000 in grants to writers whose work is important to the anarchist critique of domination, exhibit a clear financial need, and whose piece is likely to be widely distributed. On June 13, 1998 the IAS Board of Directors awarded grants to the following individuals:

$1000 to Joe Lowndes for his piece, Anarchism and the Rise of Rightwing Anti-statism. This work will analyze the emergence of anti-government politics on the American right, contrast this with the current failure of the anarchist left to construct and convey a viable anti-statist politics, and discuss the centrality of race to both. It will explore the historic connection between decentralism and racial domination in American political culture in order to advance an anarchist politics that can express an anti-statist populism delinked from discourses of racial domination. Lowndes lives in Brooklyn, New York.

$900 to Patricia Greene for Federica Montseny: The Woman and the Ideal/La Mujer y El Ideal. This book will present the first comprehensive English language study of the works and political legacy of Federica Montseny, an important Spanish anarchist and intellectual. Greene lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

$600 to Will Firth for the translation of three articles on Eastern European anarchism from Russian and Bulgarian into English. The two Russian articles are: "A Survey of the Anarchist Movement in the Ukraine 1987-1994)" and "Under Fire Between the Lines" (about the Volunteer Medical Brigade formed by socialists and anarchists in 1993 during the conflicts over the seizure of the Russian parliament). The Bulgarian translation will be a ‘compilation’ of various chapters from the book National Liberation and Libertarian Federalism by Georgi Khadzhieff. Firth lives in Berlin, Germany.

$500 to Lucien van der Walt for a collection of historical articles entitled Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism in South Africa, 1904 – 1921. Van der Walt lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the IAS. You may also print out a grant application from the IAS’s web site at: http://home.newyorknet.net/ias/Default.htm. Grant applications must be received by May 15 and December 15 of each year.