Post-Anarchism : A Reader

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Post-anarchism has been of considerable importance in the discussions of radical intellectuals across the globe in the last decade. In its most popular form, it demonstrates a desire to blend the most promising aspects of traditional anarchist theory with developments in post-structuralist and post-modernist thought. Post-Anarchism: A Reader includes the most comprehensive collection of essays about this emergent body of thought, making it an essential and accessible resource for academics, intellectuals, activists and anarchists interested in radical philosophy.

Many of the chapters have been formative to the development of a distinctly 'post-anarchist' approach to politics, aesthetics, and philosophy. Others respond to the so-called 'post-anarchist turn' with caution and scepticism. The book also includes original contributions from several of today's 'post-anarchists', inviting further debate and new ways of conceiving post-anarchism across a number of disciplines.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 16mm | 399.16g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074533086X
  • 9780745330860
  • 506,627

Table of contents

Preface by Duane Rousselle


Introduction by Sureyyya Evren

PART 1: When Anarchism Met Post-structuralism

1. Post-structuralism and the Epistemological Basis of Anarchism by Andrew Koch

2. Is Post-structuralist Political Theory Anarchist? by Todd May

3. The Politics of Post-anarchism by Saul Newman

4. Post-anarchism Anarchy by Hakim Bey

PART 2: Post-anarchism Hits the Streets

5. Empowering Anarchy: Power, Hegemony, and Anarchist Strategy by Tadzio Mueller

6. Hegemony, Affinity, and the Newest Social Movements at the End of the 00s by Richard J. F. Day

7. The Constellation of Opposition by Jason Adams

8. Acracy_Reloaded@post1968/1989: Reflections on Postmodern Revolutions by Anton Fernendez de Rota

PART 3: Classical Anarchism Reloaded

9. Things to do with Post-structuralism in a Life of Anarchy: Relocating the Outpost of Post-anarchism by Sandra Jeppesen

10. Anarchy, Power and Post-structuralism by Alan Antliff

11. Post-anarchism: A Partial Account by Benjamin Franks

PART 4: Lines of Flight

12. Buffy the Post-anarchist/Vampire Slayer by Lewis Call

13. Sexuality as State-Form by Jamie Heckert

14. When Theories Meet: Emma Goldman and 'Post-anarchism' by Hilton Bertalan

15. Reconsidering Post-structuralism and Anarchism by Nathan Jun

16. A Post-anarchist Politics of Technology by Michael Truscello

Notes on Contributors

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'I would expect readers at all academic levels, from undergraduates and/or street activists right up to the highest levels of academia, to find this work intellectually stimulating, exciting and fresh' -- Stevphen Shukaitis, University of Essex 'Collects together key readings in post-anarchist theory and highlights the complexity and diversity of this current of thought. Acknowledging the critical attention post-anarchism has received, it provides an excellent guide to the central themes of contemporary debate. A marvellous, valuable book' -- Ruth Kinna, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University. Editor of Anarchist Studies and author of The Beginner's Guide to Anarchism (2009).
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About Sureyyya Evren

Duane Rousselle is the founder and editor of the journal Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies and a librarian for 'The Anarchist Library' project. He is co-editor of Post-Anarchism: A Reader (Pluto, 2011). Sureyyya Evren writes on contemporary art, literature and radical politics. He is the editor-in-chief and founder of the post-anarchist magazine Siyahi and the co-editor of Post-Anarchism (Pluto, 2011).
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