Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CFP: Post-Anarchism: Beyond Ideology

For those of you who don't know, Immedium Press (the brainchild of Harvard Haarstad and Mark Graham) released a call out some years ago for their collaborative project "Post-anarchism: Beyond Ideology".  The project is a little different than the one that I am currently involved in (i.e., The Postanarchism Reader) in that it adopts a Fair Use license policy which eradicates the burdens associated with copyrights.  Unfortunately, the project has been on a bit of a hiatus pending the gradual decay of other academic pressures, but I have agreed to take this on as a side-project for the future.  If any others are interested in something like this which would, unlike the Reader project, showcase new and original work in the area, let me know.

In the meantime check out their website for the project here: http://www.immediumpress.com/Sub/postanarchism.html

New Book: Contemporary Anarchist Studies

There's a new anthology from Routledge that looks interesting: Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy. Apparently, it has not been released yet.

From the description:

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.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Post-anarchism anarchy is often defined in relation to poststructuralist and postmodernist political philosophies (specifically, the varieties found in the writings of Todd May, Saul Newman, and Lewis Call).  But perhaps it would be more fruitful to extend the post-anarchist analysis to include all those variants of anarchist thought which have interrogated the tradition from the inside (such as, for example, Bob Black and Hakim Bey's 'Type-3 anarchism', Jason McQuinn's 'Post-Left anarchy', Aragorn! and HPWombat's 'nihilist anarchism', etc.

Some of the questions I would like to think about is: How can we begin to think postanarchism anarchy in new, dangerous, ways?, How can we begin to bring post-anarchism (particularly its current fixation with poststructuralist/postmodernist theories) out of the academy and into the broader discussion?

I encourage you to join the discussion, contribute by posting questions, thoughts, blogs, essays, etc, to try to work through some of these ideas.  

Email r5jmp@unb.ca if you would like to contribute.