By Carissa Honeywell
A British Anarchist Tradition makes a speciality of 3 modern British theorists and practitioners, Herbert learn, Colin Ward, and Alex convenience and appears at their interrelation, commonality, and collective effect on British radical thought.
The publication goals to foster a better knowing of anarchism as an highbrow reaction to twentieth century advancements and its effect on political inspiration and hobbies. For the 1st time, the paintings of those 3 writers is gifted as a convention, highlighting the consistency in their subject matters and issues. to take action, the ebook exhibits how they addressed the issues confronted by way of glossy British society, with transparent traces of political, literary, and highbrow traditions linking them. It additionally makes a speciality of their contribution to the advance of anarchist conceptions of freedom within the 20th century.
A British Anarchist Tradition identifies a space of anarchism that merits larger severe, scholarly consciousness. Its special and thorough learn will make it a priceless source for someone drawn to modern anarchist concept, political conception, and political movements.
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Extra resources for A British Anarchist Tradition: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort, and Colin Ward
Edgerton, Warfare State, pp. 4, 290, 292. 28 A BRITISH ANARCHIST TRADITION 38. Ridel, War Commentary, mid-January, 1942. 39. George Woodcock, Letter to the Past: An Autobiography (Canada: Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd, 1982), p. 267. 40. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 202. 41. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 203. 42. Herbert Read, Poetry and Anarchism (London: Faber and Faber, 1938), p. 57. 43. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 182. 44. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p.
The message of his philosophy of art was reiterated in his educational thought: the processes of social integration were, he argued, facilitated by the relationship of the individual to the forms and beauty of works of art. Also in his educational philosophy he drew on the insights of Gestalt psychology regarding perception to support his view of the natural order of form and extrapolated this to defend the distinctively anarchist concept of natural social order. Education through Art was an influential work; it formed the basis of a specific UNESCO project concerning art education.
Barker, Political Ideas in Modern Britain, pp. 48, 49. 21. W. H. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II. The Ideological Heritage (London and New York: Methuen, 1983), p. 415. 22. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, p. 3. 23. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, p. 464. 24. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, pp. 350–1. 25. 4, 1886), quoted in Colin Ward, Social Policy. An Anarchist Response (London: Freedom Press, 2000, first published London School of Economics, 1996), pp.
A British Anarchist Tradition: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort, and Colin Ward by Carissa Honeywell