By Carissa Honeywell
A British Anarchist Tradition specializes in 3 modern British theorists and practitioners, Herbert learn, Colin Ward, and Alex convenience and appears at their interrelation, commonality, and collective impact on British radical thought.
The e-book goals to foster a better figuring out of anarchism as an highbrow reaction to twentieth century advancements and its effect on political idea and events. For the 1st time, the paintings of those 3 writers is gifted as a convention, highlighting the consistency in their topics and issues. to take action, the e-book exhibits how they addressed the issues confronted via smooth 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 serious, scholarly recognition. Its distinctive and thorough examine will make it a precious source for somebody drawn to modern anarchist suggestion, political idea, and political movements.
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Extra resources for A British Anarchist Tradition: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward
Instead, combining radical politics with conservative art techniques, they asserted the importance of painting politically charged subject matter in a realist manner. A number of people in the group were members of the Communist Party and their attitude, like Blunt’s, was based on a political agenda to create a widely understandable and socially relevant art.
It has rarely been highlighted that it was primarily an integration of Read’s thinking about art and politics and an anarchist programme which celebrated the inner life of the child as a source for the renewal of society along anarchist lines. One of the first and most important things to emphasize regarding Read’s revival of the concerns of anarchism in the British context is the importance of his experience in World War One for his intellectual development. For Read, the horror and brutality of the war was indicative of social, political and cultural crises in Britain.
Their references to existing patterns of working-class co-operation as models of wider democratic social possibilities linked the ideas of the British New Left with the anarchist intellectual currents developing at the time. In the 1960s, as editor of Anarchy, Ward has some success in feeding anarchist ideas into this milieu and highlighting the anarchist elements of the new movements associated with the era. The fourth chapter in this volume will focus on the work of Colin Ward. It will show that Ward’s challenge to British post-war social policy and the influence of his ideas on new social movements framed anarchism as a viable alternative approach to political relationships in the twentieth century.
A British Anarchist Tradition: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward by Carissa Honeywell