Saturday, October 24, 2009

Post-Anarchism: A Reader [updated!]

Despite many obstacles, the Post-Anarchism Reader project continues (I will address these obstacles both in the book and on this blog in the future). Although I have had a contract on my desk for the last few months, I feel that it is more important to continue to negotiate with Pluto Press at this time [you may note that Pluto published Uri Gordon's Anarchy Alive! (2007), Richard Day's Gramsci is Dead (2005), John Moore and Spencer Sunshine's edited volume I am not a man, I am dynamite! (2004), Hakim Bey's Temporary Autonomous Zone (2004), John Holloway's Change the world without taking power (2005), Daniel Singer's Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968 (2003), Joanne Richardson's Anarchitexts.] The latest update, from Pluto, is that all three peer reviews came back positive (very positive), I have responded to them and await a full decision in the very near future. For now, I hope that the table of contents is at least somewhat useful/interesting to you folks.

Preface - Duane Rousselle
Introduction - Sureyyya Evren

I - Anarchism After Post-structuralism/Post-Modernism
May, Todd -Is post-structuralist political theory anarchist?
Koch, Andrew - Post-structuralism and the epistemological basis of anarchism
Bey, Hakim - Post-anarchism anarchy
Newman, Saul - Anarchism, Marxism and the bonapartist state
de Rota, Antón Fernendez - Acracy_Reloaded@post1968/1989: Reflections on Postmodern Revolutions

II - Movements
Day, Richard J.F. - From hegemony to affinity
Mueller, Tadzio - Empowering anarchy: Power, hegemony, and anarchist strategy
Adams, Jason - The constellation of oppositions
Truscello, Michael - Imperfect necessity and the mechanical continuation of everyday life: A postanarchist politics of technology

III - Reactions
Cohn, Jesse., & Wilbur, Shawn - What’s wrong with postanarchism
Franks, Benjamin - Postanarchism: A partial account
Jeppesen, Sandra - Things to do with post-structuralism in a life of anarchy: Relocating the outpost of post-anarchism
Saint Schmidt - Postanarchism is not what you think: The role of postanarchist theory after the backlash

IV - Lines of Flight
Heckert, Jamie - Sexuality as state-form
Bertalan, Hilton - Emma Goldman: The postanarchist
Farr, Roger - Anarchist Poetics
Call, Lewis - Buffy the Post-Anarchist Vampire Slayer

V – The Future of Radical Politics
de Acosta, Alejandro - Anarchist Meditations, or: Three Wild Interstices of Anarchism and Philosophy
Nail, Thomas - Constructivism and the future anterior of radical politics
Evren, Sureyyya - Currently Untitled
Newman, Saul - Postanarchism and radical politics today

Notes on Contributors
Selected Bibliography
Index