IAS Grant Updates
anthology, Engineering Life: A People's Guide to Biotechnology, is
finished and will be published by Zed Books in Fall 2000. Brian
Tokar and Zoe Erwin were awarded $1000 in June 1997.
Lucien Van der
Walt's project, Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism in South
Africa 1904-1921, has essentially been completed. He will be
expanding upon the original research and will focus on the impact
of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism on broader social
movements, with particular reference to nationalist and labor
movements. The material is to become part of his Ph.D. thesis,
which he is pursuing at the University of the Witwatersrand, in
South Africa. He was awarded $500 in June 1998.
research into his project The FACA and the Anarchist Movement in
Argentina, has produced interesting material on a congress held by
anarchists at prison in Villa Devoto, Argentina, in 1931, and
about the level of violence and sectarianism between the militants
of the Argentinian anarchism movement from 1925 to 1930. Incidents
include violent encounters between groups such as the anarchist
"foristas" and a rival anarchosyndicalism
organization, the Unión Sindical Argentina. The violence and
sectarianism caused individual members of groups to be attacked.
Incidents include the murder of López Arango, editor of the
magazine La Protesta and Jacobo Prince, a writer whose article
appeared in the publication Pampa Libre and angered someone enough
to shoot him in the back. López continues his research at various
Latin American archives. He was awarded $2200 in June 1999.
piece, Federica Montseny: The Woman and the Ideal/La Mujer y El
Ideal, continues to take shape. Parts of the material appeared in
an article on "Turn of the Century Spanish Utopian Short
Fiction", published in Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, 133,
1999. She will also be submitting a study on Federica Montseny's
novel HEROINAS to the Brazilian journal Cadernos do Arquivo Edgard
Leuenroth. Greene expects to complete most of her project
sometime this spring. She was awarded $900 in June 1998.
C.W. Brown has
completed a draft of his piece, Vanguards of the Crusaders; The
American Radical Right, Liberal Ideology, and the New World Order.
Brown shows how an American moralism is the basis for both
liberalism and right wing conservatism and subsequently leads to
disturbingly similar conclusions. He also shows how American
policy reflects and encourages a New World Order grounded in an
antidemocratic Christian ethos by using the example of the Persian
Gulf War. At the same time he looks at how anarchism may or may
not escape from this American moralism. Finally, Brown intends to
explore the anarchist approach to democracy and how this can offer
a substantive alternative. He was awarded $800 in June 1997.
Lowndes is still working on his piece "Anarchism and the Rise
of Rightwing Anti-Statism." In particular, he is focusing on
the potential of left-democratic localism as a response to right
wing devolution in the US. He was awarded $1000 in June 1998.