Monday, August 17, 2009

New Book: New Perspectives on Anarchism


New Perspectives on Anarchism
Edited by Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl

New Perspectives on Anarchism is not only timely, but an important testament to the growing importance of anarchist thought in our era. The book contains crisp ideas that analyze anarchism from multiple perspectives. Like all good books, this volume does not contain a set of prescribed concepts or stilted dogma. Rather, expect a sea of sharp critiques, all revolving around issues of equality, freedom, power, and justice.—Luis A. Fernandez, author of Policing Dissent and co-editor of Contemporary Anarchist Studies

The study of anarchism as a philosophical, political, and social movement has burgeoned both in the academy and in the global activist community in recent years. Taking advantage of this boom in anarchist scholarship, Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl have compiled twenty-six cutting-edge essays on this timely topic in New Perspectives on Anarchism. This collection of essays is unique in its global and multi-cultural scope, as its contributors hail from across the globe.

The scholars and activists featured in New Perspectives on Anarchism view anarchism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and ecology. Together, they attest to the vibrancy, intrepidity, and diversity of contemporary anarchist studies both within and without the academy. New Perspectives on Anarchism's broad approach to anarchism will make it appealing to scholars and political activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

List of Contributors
Samantha E. Bankston, Harold Barclay, Lewis Call, Alexandre J.M.E. Christoyannopolous, Vernon Cisney, Jesse Cohn, Abraham DeLeon, Francis Dupuis-Déri, Benjamin Franks, Clive Gabay, Karen Goaman, Rodrigo Gomes Guimarães, Uri Gordan, James Horrox, Anthony Ince, Sandra Jeppesen, Stavros Karageorgakis, Elizabeth Kolovou, Thomas Martin, Todd May, Nicolae Morar, Irene Pereira, Stevphen Shukaitis, Mick Smith, Scott Turner, Salvo Vaccaro, Mitchell Verter, Dana Ward, and Dana M. Williams.

About the Authors & Editors:
Nathan J. Jun is assistant professor of philosophy and coordinator of the philosophy program at Midwestern State University.

Shane Wahl is an instructor in philosophy at Ivy Tech Community College and teaches philosophy and debate to gifted children through Purdue University's Gifted Education Resource Institute.

$95.00 | Cloth | 0-7391-3240-

7 | 978-0-7391-3240-1 | Jul 2009 | 456 pp.
$42.95 | Paper | 0-7391-3241-5 | 978-0-7391-3241-8 | Jul 2009 | 456 pp.

For more information and to order, click here.