Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader

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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. Whiteis assistant professor of sociology at the Rhode Island School of Design . Chris Wilbertis a lecturer in geography and tourism at Anglia Ruskin University.

Author Biography

Chris Wilbert is a lecturer in geography and tourism at Anglia Ruskin University. Damian F. White is associate professor of sociology at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. vii
Life, Politics and Journalism
Talking Anarchy: Colin Ward in Conversationp. 3
The Statep. 13
Allied Military Governmentp. 21
Political Use of Reliefp. 25
Contrary to Our Interestsp. 27
The Unwritten Handbookp. 29
People and Ideas Takes a Last Look Round at the 50sp. 33
Adventure Playground: A Parable of Anarchyp. 37
Fringe Benefits: Colin Ward Reappraises the Titmuss Book That Gave New Meaning to the Expression "Blood Bank"p. 45
Anarchism as a Theory of Organizationp. 47
Culture, Place and Housing
Plotlands: The Unauthorised Versionp. 57
The People Act: The Postwar Squatters' Movementp. 63
The Do-It-Yourself New Townp. 71
Fiction, Non-Fiction and Referencep. 85
Self-Help in Urban Renewalp. 95
Fringe Benefits: Squatters in Rural Norfolk Have a Message ...p. 101
The Land is Whose?p. 103
Self-Help and Mutual Aid: The Stolen Vocabularyp. 109
High Density Lifep. 121
Design, Architecture and Creativity
The Future of the Design Professionsp. 129
Fringe Benefits: Colin Ward is Amazed at Getting Out of the Labyrinthp. 133
Alternatives in Architecturep. 135
Walter Segal-Community Architectp. 141
Preface to John F.C. Turner's Housing By Peoplep. 145
Chartres: The Making of a Miraclep. 149
How the Child Sees the Cityp. 157
Antiquarians, Explorers, Neophiliacsp. 167
The Anarchist Housep. 175
Work, Leisure, Education and Play
The Factory We Never Hadp. 185
In the Sandbox of the Cityp. 189
Pioneer Campsp. 193
Images of Childhood in Old Postcardsp. 219
Whose Environment?p. 223
The Anarchists and Schoolsp. 231
Towards a Poor Schoolp. 239
Fringe Benefits: Colin Ward is alarmed as the City of London spreads over Spitalfieldsp. 251
Influences and Alternatives
Anarchy and a Plausible Futurep. 255
Martin Buber (1878-1965)p. 263
The Welfare Road We Failed to Takep. 271
Green Citiesp. 279
Anarchist Sociology of Federalismp. 285
Deadsville Revisitedp. 295
An Anarchist Approach to Urban Planningp. 303
A Peopled Landscapep. 311
Notesp. 321
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