Lucien van der Walt

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Lucien van der Walt
Born (1972-09-08) 8 September 1972 (age 46)
Krugersdorp, South Africa
NationalitySouth Africa
OccupationProfessor and labour educator
Websitelucienvanderwalt.wordpress.com

Lucien van der Walt (born 8 September 1972) is a South African writer, professor of Sociology and labour educator. His research engages the anarchist/syndicalist tradition of Mikhail Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin; trade unionism and working class history, particularly in southern Africa; and neo-liberal state restructuring. He currently teaches and researches at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and previously worked at the University of the Witwatersrand. His 2007 PhD on anarchism and syndicalism in South Africa in the early 1900s won both the international prize for the best PhD dissertation from the Labor History journal, and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa prize for best African PhD thesis.[1]

Van der Walt is also involved in union and workers' education, including the Global Labour University, [2], the former National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa 'Social Theory' course at the University of the Witwatersrand, the former Workers Library and Museum, the DITSELA workers education institute, the political schools of the South African Unemployed Peoples' Movement and the Eastern Cape short course program for metal workers' unions at Rhodes University. [3] He is the 'former head' of media for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF), a coalition of social movements, [4] which was established in Johannesburg in July 2000 by activists and organisations involved in two key anti-privatisation struggles: the struggle against iGoli 2002, and the struggle against Wits 2001 at Wits University.

Books[edit]

  • Kirk Helliker and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2018, Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives, London, New York: Routledge, 172pp.
  • Lucien van der Walt, 2014, Negro E Vermelho: Anarquismo, Sindicalismo Revolucionário ePpessoas de cor na África Meridional nas Décadas de 1880 a 1920, São Paulo: Editora Faísca, 103pp.
  • Steven J. Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2014, (foreword by Benedict Anderson), Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Studies in Global Social History, paperback edition with new material, i–lxxvi,510pp.
  • Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt, 2013,Schwarze Flamme: Revolutionäre Klassenpolitik im Anarchismus und Syndikalismus, Hamburg: Edition Nautlius, 560pp.
  • Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt, 2010, Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers,Studies in Global Social History, lxxiv+434pp.
  • Southern Africa editor, 2009, International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, New York: Blackwell.
  • Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt, 2009, Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism, Edinburgh and Oakland, CA: AK Press, 500pp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wits News, 6 May 2010, 'Wits Scholar Lucien van der Walt Wins CODESRIA Award', https://lucienvanderwalt.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/press-wits-scholar-lucien-van-eer-walt-wins-codesria-award/
  2. ^ https://www.global-labour-university.org/314.html
  3. ^ https://www.ru.ac.za/sociology/people/academicstaff/professorlucienvanderwalt/
  4. ^ Dale McKinley, 2010, Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF), Johannesburg: South African History Archive, p. 111, available at http://www.saha.org.za/publications/anti_privatisation_forum.htm

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