Delving into the anarchist writings of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Baudrillard, and exploring the cyberpunk fiction of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, theorist Lewis Call examines the new philosophical current where anarchism meets postmodernism. This theoretical stream moves beyond anarchism's conventional attacks on capital and the state to criticize those forms of rationality, consciousness, and language that implicitly underwrite all economic and political power. Call argues that postmodernism's timely influence updates anarchism, making it relevant to the political culture of the new millennium.
- Hardback | 165 pages
- 157.5 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
- 28 Feb 2003
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- bibliography, index
Lewis Call's Postmodern Anarchism is not only a clear, concise statement of the intersection of postmodernism and anarchist thought; it is an original contribution in its own right. The remarkable pages on cyberpunk open the discussion of this intersection to an entirely new arena. -- Todd May, Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities, Clemson University, USA
About Lewis Call
Lewis Call teaches world history, political economy, and the history of network technology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Table of contents
Part 1 Introduction: The Postmodern Matrix Chapter 2 Towards an Anarchy of Becoming: Nietzsche Chapter 3 A Thought Outside the State: Foucault Chapter 4 The Gift of Postmodern Anarchism: Baudrillard Chapter 5 Anarchy in the Matrix: William Gibson and Bruce Sterling