George Woodcock: the ghostwriter of anarchism
journal contributionposted on 2015-06-15, 13:22 authored by Sureyyya Evren, Ruth KinnaRuth Kinna
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 identifi ed anarchism’s ‘essence’ or, as Stirner has it, ‘the spirit that walks in everything’.2 Aft er 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’.
- Social Sciences
- Politics and International Studies
Published inAnarchist Studies
Pages46 - 62
CitationEVREN, S. and KINNA, R., 2015. George Woodcock: the ghostwriter of anarchism. Anarchist Studies, 23 (1), pp. 46 - 62.
Publisher© Lawrence and Wishart
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NotesThis article was accepted for publication in the journal, Anarchist Studies [© Lawrence and Wishart].