The Anarchist Turn

The Anarchist Turn Author Jacob Blumenfeld
ISBN-10 0745333427
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Pluto Press
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The concept of anarchy is often presented as a recipe for pure disorder. The Anarchist Turn brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on anarchism to argue that in fact it represents a form of collective, truly democratic social organization. The book shows how in the last decade the negative caricature of anarchy has begun to crack. Globalization and the social movements it spawned have proved what anarchists have long been advocating: an anarchical order is not just desirable, but also feasible. The contributors, including leading anarchist and critical theorists, argue that with the failure of both free-markets and state socialism the time has come for an "anarchist turn" in political philosophy. In doing so they relate the anarchist hypothesis to a range of other disciplines such as politics, anthropology, economics, history and sociology.

Deeply Felt Reflections on Religion Violence within the Anarchist Turn

Deeply Felt  Reflections on Religion   Violence within the Anarchist Turn Author Karen Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781326422295
Year 2015-11-12
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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This book is a reflection upon the "anarchist turn." It takes three 'newish' anarchists and interprets their work following the method of exegesis. Two questions guide the work. What can the anarchist turn tell us about revolution and nonviolence and what can it tell us about contemporary religion? The protagonists are David Graeber, Timothy Morton and Simon Critchley. This book is of interest to anarchists, activists, and philosophers. Indeed anyone doing and interested in interdisciplinary approaches to important cultural questions and the building of nonviolent cultures should find at least parts of this book interesting.

Reassessing the Transnational Turn

Reassessing the Transnational Turn Author Constance Bantman
ISBN-10 9781629634036
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher PM Press
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This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies. It presents and extends up-to-date research into several dynamic historiographic fields, and especially the history of the anarchist and syndicalist movements and the notions of transnational militancy and informal political networks. Contributors include Davide Turcato, Ruth Kinna, Isabelle Felici, Kenyon Zimmer, Pietro Di Paola, Raymond Craib, Nino Kühnis, and Martin Baxmeyer.

The Anarchist Cookbook

The Anarchist Cookbook Author William Powell
ISBN-10 1502994380
Year 2014-10-27
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows. The section on explosives and booby traps ranges from TNT to whistle traps. One hundred and eleven drawings supplement the recipes. "This book is for anarchists," says William Powell, "Those who feel able to discipline themselves on all the subjects from drugs, to weapons, to explosives) that are currently illegal in this country." Techniques, disciplines, precautions, and warnings pervade what may be the most disquieting "how-to" book of contemporary times.

Post Anarchism

Post Anarchism Author Duane Rousselle
ISBN-10 0745330878
Year 2011-03-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Pluto Press
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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 skepticism. 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.

Sasha and Emma

Sasha and Emma Author Paul Avrich
ISBN-10 9780674067677
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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In 1889 Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman met in a Lower East Side coffee shop. Over the next fifty years they became fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. This dual biography offers a glimpse into their intertwined lives, the influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their unyielding commitment to equality and justice.

Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti Author Paul Avrich
ISBN-10 0691026041
Year 1996-02
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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The Sacco-Vanzetti affair is the most famous and controversial case in American legal history. It divided the nation in the 1920s, and it has continued to arouse deep emotions, giving rise to an enormous literature. Few writers, however, have consulted anarchist sources for the wealth of information available there about the movement of which the defendants were a part. Now Paul Avrich, the preeminent American scholar of anarchism, looks at the case from this new and valuable perspective. This book treats a dramatic and hitherto neglected aspect of the cause célèbre that raised, according to Edmund Wilson, "almost every fundamental question of our political and social system."

Anarchist Cookbook

Anarchist Cookbook Author Keith McHenry
ISBN-10 9781937276782
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher See Sharp Press
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From the cofounder of Food Not Bombs, an action-oriented guide to anarchism, social change, and vegan cooking Unlike the original Anarchist Cookbook, which contained instructions for the manufacture of explosives, this version is both a cookbook in the literal sense and also a "cookbook" of recipes for social and political change. The coffee-table–sized book is divided into three sections: a theoretical section explaining what anarchism is and what it isn't; information on organizational principles and tactics for social and political change; and finally, numerous tasty vegan recipes from one of the cofounders of the international Food Not Bombs movement.

Anarchist Portraits

Anarchist Portraits Author Paul Avrich
ISBN-10 0691006091
Year 1988
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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From the celebrated Russian intellectuals Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin to the little-known Australian bootmaker and radical speaker J. W. Fleming, this book probes the lives and personalities of representative anarchists. "It is . . . in Mr. Avrich's composite picture of anarchism in America that the contradictions, the strength and weaknesses of anarchism as an ideology, as well as the extraordinary dedication and strength of character of its exponents, can be seen most clearly". --James Joll, New York Times Book Review "Believers in anarchism, along with those willing to probe beyond the rote dismissals of the creed as a violent tumult, have a rare intellectual feast in Avrich's work". --Colman McCarthy, Washington Post Book World "So powerfully does [Avrich] make his case that sometimes in Anarchist Portraits the impossible dream seems not quite so impossible". --Gary Kern, Washington Times "Avrich is the foremost American scholar of anarchism in this generation". Robert Zaller, Philadelphia Inquirer

The Anarchists of Casas Viejas

The Anarchists of Casas Viejas Author Jerome R. Mintz
ISBN-10 0253216583
Year 1982
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Indiana University Press
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"For its intelligence and humanitarian achievements, for its political honesty, for its power and its beauty (there is no other word), this book deserves to be called a masterpiece." —American Ethnologist Jerome R. Mintz's classic study of the lives of Andalusian campesinos who were swept up by one of the 20th century's pivotal social movements provided a new framework for understanding the tragic events that tilted Spain toward civil war. In a new foreword, James W. Fernandez reflects on the fieldwork that led to the book and its contribution to subsequent developments in the ethnography of Europe and the historiography of modern Spain.

The Anarchist Roots of Geography

The Anarchist Roots of Geography Author Simon Springer
ISBN-10 0816697736
Year 2016
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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The Anarchist Roots of Geography sets the stage for a radical politics of possibility and freedom through a discussion of the insurrectionary geographies that suffuse our daily experiences. By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for nonhierarchical connections between autonomous entities, Simon Springer configures a new political imagination. Experimentation in and through space is the story of humanity's place on the planet, and the stasis and control that now supersede ongoing organizing experiments are an affront to our survival. Singular ontological modes that favor one particular way of doing things disavow geography by failing to understand the spatial as a mutable assemblage intimately bound to temporality. Even worse, such stagnant ideas often align to the parochial interests of an elite minority and thereby threaten to be our collective undoing. What is needed is the development of new relationships with our world and, crucially, with each other. By infusing our geographies with anarchism we unleash a spirit of rebellion that foregoes a politics of waiting for change to come at the behest of elected leaders and instead engages new possibilities of mutual aid through direct action now. We can no longer accept the decaying, archaic geographies of hierarchy that chain us to statism, capitalism, gender domination, racial oppression, and imperialism. We must reorient geographical thinking towards anarchist horizons of possibility. Geography must become beautiful, wherein the entirety of its embrace is aligned to emancipation.

The Conquest of Bread

The Conquest of Bread Author Peter Kropotkin
ISBN-10 9781605206615
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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Oscar Wilde deemed his life "perfect," and described him as a man with "a soul of that beautiful white Christ which seems coming out of Russia." He is PETER ALEXEYEVICH KROPOTKIN (1842-1921), communist advocate and "anarchist prince."Here, in this anarchist manifesto, he examines the flaws of capitalism and the dichotomy of poverty and privilege they foster, and posits a new economic path for humanity that encourages our natural desire for cooperation without ignoring our needs, both of the most basic variety-for food and shelter-and those more lofty, such as for art, literature, and meaningful work.Originally written in French as a series of essays for anarchist magazines, this extraordinary work was called by its New York publisher in 1926 a "revolutionary idyl, a beautiful outline sketch of a future society based on liberty, equality, and fraternity." And indeed it remains so a century later, particularly as the bitter fruits of unregulated capitalism begin to rot on the stem.Students of economic and political movements, even as they endure today, will find Kropotkin's an absorbing philosophy.

The Anarchist

The Anarchist Author David Mamet
ISBN-10 9781559364287
Year 2013-01-18
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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Anarchist [an/er-kist] n. 1. A person who opposes the authority of the state. 2. A person who causes disorder or upheaval. 3. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s new play about one woman who is put away for life, and another who is committed to her rehabilitation. “Students of Mamet won’t want to miss it; I was engaged and compelled throughout. Indeed, The Anarchist is a counterweight to the conventional dramatic tropes of family, love and death.” –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “The Anarchist leaves no shortage of material for after-theater debate.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today “Being challenged to rethink your own perceptions and prejudices is a refreshing thrill of the sort that has otherwise been in short supply so far this season…it makes The Anarchist one of Mamet’s most trenchant and timely offerings ever.” –Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway “The viewer experiences Mamet’s signature rhythmic language. In what is like a ping-pong game, this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion—and the lack thereof, remains compelling during the eighty-five minutes it runs…Powerful, thought-provoking, and current.” –LA Splash Magazine David Mamet is a playwright, essayist and screenwriter who directs for both the stage and film. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Glengarry Glen Ross. His plays include China Doll, Race, The Anarchist, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, November, The Cryptogram, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Duck Variations, Reunion, The Blue Hour, The Shawl, Bobby gould in Hell, Edmond, Romance, The Old Neighborhood and his adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance.

Anarchist s Guide to Historic House Museums

Anarchist s Guide to Historic House Museums Author Franklin D Vagnone
ISBN-10 9781629581712
Year 2015-10-31
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Left Coast Press
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This book offers a step-by-step guide to historic house museums to make them more informative and sustainable through an inclusive, visitor-centered paradigm of the shared experience of human habitation.