- Publisher: Pluto Press
- ISBN: 9780745333427
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- Publication Date: Mar 2013
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- Pages: 272
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Edited by Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, Simon Critchley
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 get viagra now sociology.
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 Movement
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
About the Authors
Jacob Blumenfeld is a researcher in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He has taught at various schools in the City University of New York.
Chiara Bottici teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. Her recent publications include A Philosophy of Political Myth (2010) and Men and States (2009). She is editor of The Politics of Imagination (2011) and co-author of Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, and Identity (2012) and The Myth of the Clash between Civilizations (2010).
Simon Critchley teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He is the author of many books including The Faith of the Faithless (2012), Impossible Objects (2011), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008) and Infinitely Demanding (2007).