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Colin Ward (1924–2010)

Author of Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

67+ Works 1,247 Members 11 Reviews

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Works by Colin Ward

Anarchy in Action (1973) 223 copies
Talking Anarchy (2003) 49 copies
The Child in the City (1978) 41 copies
Talking Houses (1770) 26 copies
Steaming in (1705) 23 copies
Talking Schools (1995) 16 copies
Talking To Architects (1996) 10 copies
Vandalism (1973) 9 copies
Who Wants It? (2000) 9 copies
Talking Green (2012) 7 copies
Utopia (Human Space) (1974) 6 copies
The Bootsy Egan Letters (1997) 5 copies
Connexions: Work (1970) 5 copies
The Allotment (2023) 3 copies
L'educazione incidentale (2018) 3 copies
Tenants Take Over (1974) 2 copies
Lo sguardo anarchico (2021) 1 copy
House Party Murder (1933) 1 copy
To Die For (2017) 1 copy
Baphomet 1 copy
Anarchy 1 copy
Nostra patria e il mondo intero — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) — Introduction, some editions — 42,936 copies
The Secret Agent (1907) — Introduction, some editions — 6,559 copies
Memoirs of a Revolutionist (1889) — Editor, some editions — 453 copies
Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow (1912) — Editor, some editions — 179 copies
The Anarchist Reader (1977) — Author, some editions — 124 copies
The Future Of Technics And Civilization. (1986) — Introduction — 18 copies
Stamps: Designs For Anarchist Postage Stamps (1997) — Foreword, some editions — 9 copies

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Testo che eleva i bambini ad attori sociali di rilievo (cosa a ben vedere negata nella nostra società) e problematizza la relazione fra ceto, cultura, spazio vissuto rispetto all’educazione. Fortemente radicato sull’esperienza inglese ma ricco di riferimenti che lo rendono applicabile a ogni contesto. Buon lavoro curatoriale, con appendici a ogni capitolo.
 
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d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
Not bad, and a nice quick read and introduction (as the title implies). I would have preferred something a bit more objective though.
 
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qaphsiel | 5 other reviews | Feb 20, 2023 |
it works well as an introductory primer for anarchism for some types of ppl, mainly those of a slightly more scholastic bent but who arent too picky abt rigorous method in history, philosophy, or theory

but its summary presentation is incredibly weak or misleading at times, particularly wrt (prison/police) abolition and wrt ecology/climate change. and the chapter on anarchism and work is a little overly focused on traditional industrial occupations rather than those which were most common at the time of writing (let alone in the present day)… (more)
 
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sashame | 1 other review | Nov 20, 2022 |
This book is an essential read. In fact, I will go so far as to say this should be in the school syllabus, along with concepts like democracy
Anarchic thought is interesting and fascinating but is always doomed to uncertain success. The authorities are always arraigned against anarchists.
It is a misconception to believe that an anarchist is a wild-eyed person who goes around burning buildings and placing explosives under parliament buildings. This is not true.
An anarchist goes against authority, and in doing so fashions new, sometimes radical, philosophy.

In this excellent book, Collin Ward gives us a brief introduction to anarchism, then takes us through the thoughts of some of the key anarchist thinkers. He also brings us up to date with what is happening today, in this important area of "philosophical thought".

A must-read.

I think I tend towards anarchy
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