Thinking as anarchists: selected writings from Volontà

Gioli, G and Kallin, H, eds. (2021) Thinking as anarchists: selected writings from Volontà. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474483131

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In the symbolic year of 1984, thousands of anarchists from all over the world gathered in Venice to explore the future of their shared ideal. This collection brings together a series of influential papers from that moment, centred around the Italian anarchist journal Volontà and the international circle connected to it. Initially published from the early 1980s to the late 1990s, most of these papers have never appeared in English before. Remarkably far-ranging in their points of reference, these interventions are truly interdisciplinary, seeking to reinvigorate the intellectual heart of the anarchist ideal. Together, they form a treasure trove of anti-authoritarian thinking on issues as diverse as authority, the state, utopia, freedom, patriarchy and how we might envisage an anarchist approach to economics. In our era of ecological catastrophe and resurgent fascism, it is more vital than ever that activists and academics see the importance of thinking as anarchists.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: anarchism, authority, patriarchy, power, the state, Venice, Volontà, workerism
Divisions: School of Sciences
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 13:33
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