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The Anarchist Turn

Edited by Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, and Simon Critchley

The Anarchist Turn

Edited by Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, and Simon Critchley

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333427 Published March 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333434 Published March 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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 organisation.

The book shows how in the last decade the negative caricature of anarchy has begun to crack. Globalisation 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.

Contents

Introduction, Simon Critchley
I. SUBVERTING BOUNDARIES
1. Black and Red: The Freedom of Equals, Chiara Bottici
2. The Politics of Commensality, Banu Bargu
3. Friendship as Resistance, Todd May
4. An-archy between Metapolitics and Politics¸ Miguel Abensour
II. PAINT IT PINK: ANARCHISM AND FEMINISM
5. Subverting Patriarchy, Subverting Politics: Anarchism as a Practice of Caring, by Mitchell Cowen Verter
6. Of What is Anarcha-feminism the Name?, Cinzia Arruzza
7. Black, Red, Pink and Green. Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges, Laura Corradi
III. GEOGRAPHIES OF ANARCHY
8. The Anarchist Geography of No-Place, Stephen Duncombe
9. The Fighting Ground, Alberto Toscano
10. Reiner Schürmann’s Faultline Topology, Stephanie Wakefield
IV. THE ANARCHIST MOMENT
11. The Anarchist Moment, Andrej Gruba i
12. Palestine, State Politics and the Anarchist Impasse, Judith Butler
13. Spread Anarchy, Live Communism, The Alleged Authors of The Coming Insurrection
14. Postface on Occupation and Revolution, Jacob Blumenfeld
Index

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