[Marxism] The Anarchist Turn Edited by: Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, Simon Critchley

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 06:51:44 MDT 2013


I just ordered the book as I try to keep up with what my anarchist friends
are reading. Until it comes, a request: Judith Butler has a chapter in it,
and there's an extract here:

http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/anarchism_and_occupation_in_palestine

It's blocked by my office firewall; could someone send it, either on or
offlist?

I love Judith Butler dearly for her firm stance during the Brooklyn College
BDS episode and on other occasions -- but I can only imagine the ulcer I'll
get reading this if it's what I expect.

Andy P.


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 5:44 AM, List Serve <listserve at plutobooks.com>wrote:

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> The Anarchist Turn
> Edited by: Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, Simon Critchley
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> PB | 9780745333427 | £17.99 | $27.00
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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).
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> Introduction, Simon Critchley
>
> I. SUBVERTING BOUNDARIES
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> 1. Black and Red: The Freedom of Equals, Chiara Bottici
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> 2. The Politics of Commensality, Banu Bargu
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> 3. Friendship as Resistance, Todd May
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> 4. An-archy between Metapolitics and Politics¸ Miguel Abensour
>
> II. PAINT IT PINK:  ANARCHISM AND FEMINISM
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> 5.      Subverting Patriarchy, Subverting Politics: Anarchism as a Practice
> of Caring, by Mitchell Cowen Verter
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> 6.      Of What is Anarcha-feminism the Name?, Cinzia Arruzza
>
> 7.      Black, Red, Pink and Green. Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges,
> Laura Corradi
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> III. GEOGRAPHIES OF ANARCHY
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> 8.      The Anarchist Geography of No-Place, Stephen Duncombe
>
> 9.      The Fighting Ground, Alberto Toscano
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> 10.     Reiner Schürmann’s Faultline Topology, Stephanie Wakefield
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> IV. THE ANARCHIST MOMENT
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> 11.     The Anarchist Moment, Andrej Grubačić
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> 12.     Palestine, State Politics and the Anarchist Impasse, Judith Butler
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> 13.     Spread Anarchy, Live Communism, The Alleged Authors of The Coming
> Insurrection
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> 14. Postface on Occupation and Revolution, Jacob Blumenfeld
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> Index
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