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Anarchist Studies Vol 20 *2

Anarchist Studies Vol 20 *2

Volume 20 | Number 2 | 2012  The Russian and Rudolf Rocker Issue.

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In this issue of Anarchist Studies, Brian Morris’s guest editorial is a tribute to the life and works of Rudolf Rocker, suggesting his underestimated achievements as an anarchist thinker with ongoing contemporary relevance. Christos Memos further addresses Rocker’s influence, among many others’, in his article on Council Communism and the Russian Revolution. He offers a critical re-evaluation of both anarchist and councilist appraisals of the Russian Revolution, in order to reveal possibilities for contemporary anti-capitalist activism throughout the world. Martin Miller also examines the Bolshevik government, specifically to suggest the role of anarchism within it. This role has obvious points of conflict with anarchist anti-authoritarianism, and Miller explores why and how it came about.

Also in this issue, Brian Martin probes how reform can contribute to radical change, by examining case studies in a variety of different fields, and Peter Ryley’s article, a piece of intellectual history, examines late Victorian Britain and argues for the recognition of individualist anarchism as an important part of its radical milieu. There are reviews of Chris Wilbert and Damien F. White’s Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader and Carissa Honeywell’s A British Anarchist Tradition, among many others.

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Guest Editorial: Rudolf Rocker 1873-1958. A Tribute.
Brian Morris

Anarchism and Council Communism on the Russian Revolution
Christos Memos

Anarchists in the State: New Perspectives on Russian Anarchist Participation in the Bolshevik Government, 1917-1919
Martin A. Miller

Reform – when is it worthwhile?
Brian Martin

Individualist Anarchism in Late-Victorian Britain
Peter Ryley

Review Article: The Postanarchist Moment
Nathan Fretwell

Reviews

Chris Wilbert and Damian F. White (eds), Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader
Reviewed by John Nightingale

Richard D. Sonn, Sex, Violence and the Avant-garde: Anarchism in Interwar France
Reviewed byVittorio Frigerio

Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou (eds), Revolt and Crisis in Greece: between a present yet to pass and a future still to come
Reviewed by Natasha King

Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini (eds), Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present
Reviewed by Jeffrey D. Hilmer

Theodore A. Burczak, Socialism After Hayek
Reviewed by Iain McKay

Frederic S. Lee and Jon Bekken (eds), Radical Economics and Labor: Essays inspired by the IWW Centennial
Reviewed by Iain McKay

Chantal Gaillard and Georges Navet (eds), Dictionnaire Proudhon
Reviewed by Tommi Lindfors

Jeff Shantz, Against All Authority: Anarchism and the Literary Imagination
Reviewed by Vittorio Frigerio

Carissa Honeywell, A British Anarchist Tradition
Reviewed by Benjamin Franks

Ian Robinson, The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Over-Heating World
Reviewed by Matthew Wilson

Stefan Szczelkun and Anthony Iles (eds), Agit Disco
Reviewed by Jim Donaghey

Rainer Barbey and Heribert Tommek (eds), Literatur und Anarchie: Das Streben nach Herrschaftsfreiheit in der europäischen Literatur vom 19. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert
Reviewed by Raimund Schäffner

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