[Analysis in TRANSLATION] Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt, 2013, “Apresentando Chama Negra”

Portuguese translation of chapter one of Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt, 2009, Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism (AK Press, San Francisco, Edinburgh).  More information etc. about Black Flame here.

Source:  Instituto de Teoria e História Anarquista (ITHA) here.

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Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt.

“Apresentando Chama Negra”

9 de agosto de 2013 ·

Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt. “Apresentando Chama Negra

Esse texto é a introdução do livro Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism [Chama Negra: a política classista e revolucionária do anarquismo e do sindicalismo de intenção revolucionária], de Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt. Nele, os autores sulafricanos introduzem os argumentos que são abordados com mais detalhes no próprio livro, o qual constitui, sem dúvidas, um marco nas novas investigações do anarquismo, colocando as pesquisas em outro patamar. Enquanto o livro completo não é publicado no Brasil, o ITHA disponibiliza essa introdução no intuito de difundir, ao menos em parte, resultados das recentes pesquisas desses pesquisadores que, já sendo utilizados por alguns autores brasileiros, prometem contribuir determinantemente com o rumo das discussões sobre o anarquismo.

* Baixe o artigo completo aqui: Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt – Apresentando Chama Negra

About Lucien van der Walt
I teach at Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape. I’m South African, born and bred. I am currently also involved in union education and have a background in social movement and left-wing activism, the Workers’ Library and Museum, the Anti-Privatisation Forum, and the National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU). I’ve presented papers at more than 120 conferences and workshops, published in key journals like 'Capital and Class' and 'Labor History', have co-edited 3 journal specials (these on global labour history, African labour, and unions in the Global South), and written well over 130 other articles, papers and entries. I was Southern Africa editor for the 2009 'International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest' (Blackwell). My focus has been on South Africa, but I have also done research in Zambia and Zimbabwe. I won the 2008 international 'Labor History' thesis prize, and the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research prize for best African dissertation, for my PhD thesis on South African anarchism, syndicalism and black militants. I have several books, including 'Negro e Vermelho: anarquismo, sindicalismo revolucionário e pessoas de cor na África Meridional nas décadas de 1880-1920,' 'Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1880-1940: the praxis of national liberation, internationalism, and social revolution' (co-edited with Steve Hirsch, Brill, 2010/ 2014) and 'Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism' (co-written with Michael Schmidt, AK Press 2009).

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