IAS Grant Awards
The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) annually awards
$6000 in grants to writers whose work is important to the
anarchist critique of domination, who have a clear financial need,
and whose piece is likely to be widely distributed. The IAS Board
of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following
individuals in June 1999:
$2200 to Fernando Gustavo López Trujillo for this piece, The
FACA and the Anarchist Movement in Argentina, 1930-1950. This
piece will be a historical study of the Federación Anarquista
Comunista Argentina (FACA). He will examine the growth of the FACA
from 1935 and into the 1940’s, a development that is exceptional
given that the Argentine anarchist movement and its organizations
were shrinking at this time (after being the largest anarchist
movement in Latin America). He will then look at the decline of
the FACA in the 1940’s and 1950’s and the relationship of its
decline to the rise of the Peronist movement. Lopez will search
for the deep reasons of the FACA’s demise, arguing that state
repression cannot be counted as a primary cause. It will contain
chapters such as “The Coup D’Etat of Uriburu and the Rise of
the FACA”; “The 1930’s Strikes”; “The Civil War in
Spain”; and “The Dictatorship of 1943 and the Rise of the
Peronism.” The work will be written in Spanish.
The scheduled date for the completion of this project is
March 2000. López lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
$800 to C.W. Brown for “Vanguards of the Crusaders: Freedom
and Domination in Right-wing Discourse.” This project will study
the social and political theory of the patriot right in the US as
seen through the lenses of classical anarchist theory. It has two
objectives: first, to understand the patriot right discourse in
the contemporary US in the context of anarchist studies in
fascism, and second, to grasp the extent to which that patriot
right discourse resonates with everyday American ideology and thus
expresses the clean outlines of the ideology of domination in the
‘new world order’. The scheduled completion date for this
project is Fall 1999. Brown lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
If you are interested in applying for a grant,
please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the IAS at P.O.
Box 1664, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY, 10009 – USA.
You may also download a grant application from the IAS’s website.