Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 5 - No. 1
Spring, 2001

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IAS Grant Updates

Chris Day's book, Land and Freedom: The Origins of Zapatismo, is well underway. Chris has completed eleven chapters of a projected twenty-five chapter book. The chapters include a personal account of traveling into the Lacandonm Jungle in an attempt to set the larger scene, the pre-colonial and colonial history of Chipas, and the actual history of the development of the EZLN from its inception in 1983 up to the days immediately prior to the 1994 uprising. Chapters in the works include post-colonial history, the political currents that converged to create Zapatismo, and the development of the EZLN since the uprising. He was awarded $2000 in January 1998.

Kevin Doyle's three act play, Orange Fire, about Irish Anarchist Jack White, is in the drafting stage with all but the last two scenes written. He was able to interview various family members, including White's son and niece. Research continues to inform the writing of the play. The circumstance surrounding Jack White's incarceration at Pentoville Prison in England in 1916, due to agitating among the miners, is present in Act 1. He was awarded $1000 in June 2000.

Allan Antliff's book, Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde (previously titled, The Culture of Revolt: Art and Anarchy in America) is now available from the University of Chicago Press. 

Frank Adams has unfortunately, due to severe health concerns, returned his grant award to us. He has been unable to work on the project since he was awarded $500 in June 1997. We all hope that he will begin to feel better soon.

Everyone else is working on their projects. See our website for up to date information on IAS funded projects. ~  

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 5, No. 1 - Spring 2001