Anarchism: Remaking the Tradition
summers ago, in Montague, Massachusetts, the Critical Issues in
Contemporary Anarchism conference attempted to provide a scholarly
space in which to both reexamine and reinvigorate the social and
political tradition of anarchism. This small contribution to the
difficult process of challenging anarchist history, thought, and
practice continues August 24-27, 2000, in Plainfield, Vermont.
We again aim to
create a participatory forum for open thinking that could
ultimately push anarchism past its own limitations. Indeed, the
so-called "New Anarchism" emerging from the Seattle WTO
demonstrations, while extremely inspiring, cries out for a new
generation of anarchist theorists to add rigor to a utopian
tradition often only shaped by practice. This conference is a part
of that project, as well as the larger struggle to build a free
will feature 30 to 40 short presentations and discussions.
Papers are also encouraged. We are looking for presentations
covering a variety of perspectives and disciplines-from social and
political theory, to history and anthropology, to philosophy and
cultural studies, to economics and contemporary trends.
is limited, so please submit a presentation idea by May 1 to
either of the co-organizers. Write for a brochure and registration
form to: Cindy Milstein, 5641 S. Blackstone Avenue, Chicago,
Illinois 60637-1898, firstname.lastname@example.org;
or John Petrovato, P.O. Box 715, Conway, Massachusetts 01341, email@example.com.