Post Anarchism pages

Post-Anarchist Meta-Ethics: Balancing Social and Individual Liberty

Poststructuralism and the Epistemological Basis of Anarchism (PDF)

Postmodern Philosophy and Market Anarchism: Allies or Enemies?

A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze

Anarchism, Foucault and the “Postmoderns”

sourceIn contrast with the impotent ideological sectarianism of some, or the integration within a bureaucratized union of the others, the practices and stances of the anarcho-autonomists are appropriate and not only from a libertarian viewpoint. If they are unsuccessful in...

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What’s Wrong With Postanarchism?

source What is now being called “postanarchism” by some thinkers, including Saul Newman, can take on many forms, but the term generally refers to an attempt to marry the best aspects of poststructuralist philosophy and the anarchist tradition. One way...

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The Politics of Postanarchism

Saul Newman source In recent years radical politics has been faced with a number of new challenges, not least of which has been the reemergence of the aggressive, authoritarian state in its new paradigm of security and bio-politics. The ‘war...

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Derrida’s Deconstruction Of Authority

Saul Newman source Abstract: This article explores the political aspect of Derrida’s work, in particular his critique of authority. Derrida employs a series of strategies to expose the antagonisms within Western philosophy, whose structures of presence provide a rational and...

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Anarchist Subjectivities and Modern Subjectivity

Daniel Colson source One of the questions prompting this essay may be stated as follows: what is the relationship of anarchism to what is called modernity? As Bruno Latour in particular has shown, we can indeed consider modern Western society...

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Accursed Anarchism: Five Post-Anarchist Meditations on Bataille

Saint Schmidt source “I am myself a war” — Georges Bataille 1: Bataille as a Post-anarchist: Where to Begin Any inquiry into the nature of Georges Bataille’s troublesome relationship with Marxism appears to me to be a matter of banality...

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Anarchism, Marxism and the Bonapartist State

Saul Newman source 1. Introduction It would seem that today, in the conditions of late capitalism and globalisation, the modern state is becoming more dominant in political, social and economic life, rather than less so. This can be seen particularly...

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Post-anarchism Today

Lewis Call source Welcome to Post-anarchism Today. This is certainly not USA Today, et ce n’est certainement pas Aujourd’hui en France. Indeed, it is a refreshing antidote to all such discourses of modern state capitalism. During its short but colourful...

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Notes on Post-Anarchism

Süreyyya Evren source There is a postanarchist reduction of classical anarchism seen in texts of some key writers on post-anarchism (like Todd May, Saul Newman, Lewis Call or more recently Richard Day).[1] Up until now, this feature of the postanarchist...

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What is Postanarchism “Post”?

Jesse Cohn source Newly resurgent anarchist movements, shaking the streets from Seattle to Genoa, are caught in a field of tension between two magnetic poles: Eugene, Oregon, and Plainfield, Vermont. Eugene is the home of John Zerzan, author of Future...

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Postanarchism is Not What You Think: The Role of Postanarchist Theory After the Backlash

Saint Schmidt source This title is a slightly adapted version of Charles Lermert’s title for his book Postmodernism is not what you think (1997). Lemert and I understand that this implies two distinct meanings: first, postmodernism is probably not what...

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Anarchist Readings of Spinoza

by Daniel Colson, Université de Saint-Étienne, Lyon, France Translated by Jesse Cohn & Nathan Jun This essay originally appeared as “Lectures anarchistes de Spinoza,” Rétractions 2 (Summer1998): 119-148. It was reprinted on R.A. Forum (raforum.info). reprinted by Journal of French...

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Postanarchism in a Nutshell

Jason Adams source In the past couple of years there has been a growing interest in what some have begun calling “postanarchism” for short; because it is used to describe a very diverse body of thought and because of its...

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Dissecting Intersectionality

Intersectionality theory is meant to be a lens or way to recognize different forms of oppression, or rather the specifics, e.g. not just racism, but racism as experienced by someone that is also "old" or "age experienced"  and might be...

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