Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.

Announcements

ASN members secure £250k research grant from the ESRC. See here

Rowman & Littlefield Int publish two book series by ASN members Saul Newman and Ruth Kinna

Writing

"Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words. But on the other hand here am I sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for lack of the right rhythm. Now this is very profound, what rhythm is, and goes far deeper than words. A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it. . . .’" -- Virginia Woolf

Game, Ann & Metcalfe, Andrew (1996). Passionate Sociology London: Sage. Opens up discussion of how hierarchies in universities are embodied through teaching and writing and the role of passion in opening up possibilities. Not specifically anarchist.

Grey, Christopher & Sinclair, Amanda (2006). Writing Differently. Organization 13(3): 443–453. A funny and engaging essay written to offer inspiration for writing differently in critical management studies. While not written specifically from anarchist perspectives, it may offer support for anarchist inspired folk wanting to rethink how and why they write.

Jensen, Robert (2002). Why I write for newspapers. Online at http://www.nthposition.com/whyiwritefornewspapers.php

Le Guin, Ursula K. (2004). The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.

Le Guin, Ursula K. (n.d.). A Message About Messages. CBC Magazine online at http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbcmagazine/meet/leguin_ursula_k.html

See also, http://anarchist-studies-network.org.uk/ReadingLists_AnarchistPresses