• George Woodcock: The Ghostwriter of anarchism

    Author(s):
    Sureyyya Evren, Ruth Kinna (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Anarchism
    Subject(s):
    Idea (Philosophy), History, Ideology, Historiography
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    George Woodcock, corpus/canon, History of ideas
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1neg-k237
    Abstract:
    In ordinary language, a ghost writer is someone who stands behind or writes on behalf of a named author. In dubbing George Woodcock the ghost writer of anarchism we instead want to suggest that Woodcock identified anarchism's 'essence' or, as Stirner has it, 'the spirit that walks in everything'. After considering the evolution of Anarchism in the context of Woodcock's political activism we discuss Woodcock's contribution to the construction of the anarchist canon and his treatment of anarchism's 'essence'.
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    Published
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