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.
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).
Preface by Duane Rousselle Acknowledgements 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 Index