Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 4 - No. 2
Fall, 2000

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C.W. Brown completed “Vanguards of the Crusaders; The American Radical Right, Liberal Ideology, and the New World Order” and presented it in August in Vermont during the anarchist conference "Critical Anarchism: Remaking the Tradition." He was awarded $800 in June 1997.

Allan Antliff's book, The Culture of Revolt: Art and Anarchy in America, went through final editing at the Univeristy of Chicago Press. "Cosmic Modernism: Elie Nadelman, Adolf Wolff, and the Materialist Aesthetics of John Weichsel", an article based on material from his book, can be found in the March 1999 issue of Archives of American Art History, magazine of the Smithsonian. He was awarded $1000 in January 1997.

Matt Hern and Stuart Chalk's book, Architecture of Isolation is available soon from Broadview Press, Ontario. Excerpts published in Democracy & Nature, Vol. 6, No. 1. They were awarded $1200 in January 1998.

Sam Mbah completed a draft of his manuscript, Military Dictatorship and The State of Africa. He hopes to finish the book and begin the publishing process this fall. He was awarded $2000 in January 1999.

Frank Adams completed a draft of his essay "Work Ownership & Work Management: One Anarchist's Perspective" and aims to complete the essay by spring 2001. He was awarded $500 in June 1997.

Mike Staudenmaier's piece “Towards a New Anarchist Theory of Nationalism” is shaping up with research on theories of nationalism in Bakunin, Landauer, and Rocker; theories on the nature and character of nations and states; and contemporary anarchist responses to nationalisms, including the IWW as anti-nationalist and the Anarchist Black Cross Federation as pro-nationalist. A version of this project will be published in issue #3 of Arsenal: A Magazine of Anarchist Strategy and Culture (Winter 2001). He was awarded $1500 in January 2000.

Fernando López continues research on The FACA and the Anarchist Movement in Argentina. He has completed three chapters and is now writing about anarchist activities in the Devoto prison during 1931. He has also collaborated with university students to research material on the "disappeared comrades" of the late 70's. He was awarded $2200 in June 1999.

Joe Lowndes is still working on his essay "Anarchism and the Rise of Rightwing Anti-Statism", focusing on the role of white southern activists and intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s in creating the racist antistatist discourse prevalent on the right today. An article will be produced in the near future. He was awarded $1000 in June 1998. ~

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 4, No. 2 - Fall 2000