Contemporary anarchist studies: an introductory anthology of anarchy in the academy

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This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy.

Submitted by Network on July 21, 2013

Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change.

This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.


Anarchism from Foucault to Rancière
Todd May

Anarchism, Postmodernity, and Poststructuralism
Gabriel Kuhn

Two Undecidable Questions for Thinking in Which Anything Goes
Alejandro de Acosta

The Problem with Infoshops and Insurrection: U.S. Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order
Joel Olson

Addressing Violence against Women: Alternatives to State-based Law and Punishment
Emily Gaarder

The Flow of Experiencing in Anarchic Economies
Eric Buck


Against Method, Against Authority . . . For Anarchy
Jeff Ferrell

Toward a Relational Ethics of Struggle: Embodiment, Affinity, and Affect
Paul Routledge

Being There: Thoughts on Anarchism and Participatory Observation
Luis A. Fernandez

Anarchism, Academia, and the Avant Garde
David Graeber

Dis-Abling Capitalism and an Anarchism of "Radical Equality" in Resistance to Ideologies of Normalcy
Liat Ben-Moshe, Dave Hill, Anthony J. Nocella, II, and Bill Templer


Anarchic Epimetheanism: The Pedagogy of Ivan Illich
Richard Kahn

Thoughts on Anarchist Pedagogy and Epistemology
William T. Armaline

Accessible Artifact for Community Discussion About Anarchy and Education
Maxwell Schnurer and Laura Hahn

Anarchist Theory as Radical Critique: Challenging Hierarchies and Domination in the Social and "Hard" Sciences
Abraham P. DeLeon and Kurt Love

Infrapolitics and the Nomadic Educational Machine
Stevphen Shukaitis

Anarchism, Education, and the Road to Peace
Colman McCarthy


As Beautiful as a Brick through a Bank Window: Anarchism, the Academy, and Resisting Domestication
Deric Shannon

Rethinking Revolution: Total Liberation, Alliance Politics, and a Prolegomena to Resistance Movements in the 21st Century
Steven Best

Anarchy: Foundations in Faith
Lisa Kemmerer

Anarchism, or the Cultural Logic of Networking
Jeffrey S. Juris

Anarchy Girl Style Now: Riot Grrrl Actions and Practices
Caroline K. Kaltefleiter

Free As a Bird: Natural Anarchism in Action
pattrice jones


Dark Tidings: Anarchist Politics in the Age of Collapse
Uri Gordon

Personal Identities and Collective Visions: Reflections on Identity, Community, and Difference
Martha Ackelsberg

Anarchism: Past, Present, and Utopia
Ruth Kinna and Alex Prichard

Anarchism and Utopia
Peter Seyferth

Anarchy, Utopia, and the State of Things to Come
Randall Amster