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Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility

Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility

The Colin Ward Reader
November 2011
Trade Paperback · 375 Pages
$21.95 U.S. · $23.99 CAN
ISBN 9781849350204
AK Press


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"Britain's leading anarchist philosopher." —Anne Power, London School of Economics

Drawing inspiration from the everyday creativity of ordinary people, Colin Ward long championed a unique social and environmental politics that is premised on the possibilities of democratic self-organization and self-management from below. This collection provides a wide-ranging overview of Ward's earliest journalism, with seminal essays, extracts from his most important books, and examples of his most recent work.

Damian F. White is assistant professor of sociology at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Chris Wilbert is a lecturer in geography and tourism at Anglia Ruskin University.

About the Authors

Colin Ward: Born in 1924, Colin Ward is Britain's foremost living anarchist writer. Editor of Freedom newspaper and then Anarchy magazine from 1947 to 1970, he is the author or co-author of over thirty books, including Anarchy in Action, Cotters and Squatters, The Allotment, and Arcadia for All. He is a former Visiting Centennial Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics.

Damian F. White: Damian F.White is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Science at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of Bookchin: A Critical Appraisal (Pluto Press, 2008) and the co-editor (with Chris Wilbert) of Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces and Places in the Twenty First Century (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2009).

Chris Wilbert: Chris Wilbert is a Lecturer in Geography and Tourism at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge & Chelmsford, England. He writes on social and cultural geographies of tourism, human-animal relations, and environmentalism.