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The Anarchist Imagination

Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Carl Levy (Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London) Saul Newman (Goldsmiths, University of London)



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11 April 2019
Series: Interventions
This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences including anthropology, art, feminism, geography, international relations, political science, postcolonialism, and sociology. Drawing on a long historical narrative that encompasses the 'waves' of anarchist movements from the classical anarchists (1840s to 1940s), post-war wave of student, counter-cultural and workers' control anarchism of the 1960s and 1970s to the DIY politics and Temporary Autonomous Zones of the 1990s right up to the Occupy! Movement and beyond, the aim of this volume is to cover the humanities and the social sciences in an era of anarchist revival in academia. Anarchist philosophy and anarchistic methodologies have re-emerged in a range of disciplines from Organization Studies, to Law, to Political Economy to Political Theory and International Relations, and Anthropology to Cultural Studies. Anarchist approaches to freedom, democracy, ethics, violence, authority, punishment, homelessness, and the arbitration of justice have spawned a broad array of academic publications and research projects. But this volume remembers an older story, in other words, the continuous role of the anarchist imagination as muse, provocateur, goading adversary, and catalyst in the stimulation of research and creative activity in the humanities and social sciences from the middle of the nineteenth century to today. This work will be essential reading for scholars and students of anarchism, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Edited by:   Carl Levy (Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths University of London), Saul Newman (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781138782761
ISBN 10:   1138782769
Series:   Interventions
Pages:   266
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Science Carl Levy 2. The Two Anarchies: The Arab Uprising and the Question of an Anarchist Sociology Mohammed Bamyeh 3. Contesting the State of Nature: Anarchism and International Relations Zaheer Kazmi 4. Anarchism and Critical Security Studies Chris Rossdale 5. Postanarchism Today: Anarchism and Political Theory Saul Newman 6. Anarchism and Political Science: History and anti-science in radical thought Ruth Kinna 7. Toward an Anarchist-Feminist analytics of power Sandra Jeppesen 8. Loving-Politics: on the art of living together. Vishwam Jamie Heckert 9. Black Flag Mapping: Emerging Themes in Anarchist Geography Anthony Ince 10. In Dialogue: Anarchism and Postcolonialism Maia Ramnath 11. What is law? Elena Loizidou 12. Anarchism and Educational Studies Judith Suissa 13. Anarchism and Religious Studies Alexandre Christoyannopoulos 14. Aesthetics of Tension Allan Antliff 15. Conclusion in Three Acts: False Genealogies and Suspect Methodologies? Carl Levy

Carl Levy is a Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He is the author of twelve single-authored and edited books and over 75 journal articles and chapters in books. Saul Newman (PhD UNSW 1998) is a Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His research is in continental political theory, postanarchism and radical political thought. His most recent publication is Political Theology: A Critical Introduction (2018).

Reviews for The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences

The Anarchist Imagination is more than a comprehensive introduction to anarchist and anarchist-inspired scholarship across the disciplines. It is a clear and unambiguous testament to the vitality of anarchist thought both within and without the academy. I cannot endorse it strongly enough. - Nathan Jun, Midwestern State University, USA These wide-ranging essays trace anarchism's extensive intersections with academic fields and studies. Anarchism's influence, the essays demonstrate, is impressively wide and appears both directly, in the relevance of recognized authors, texts and events, and indirectly, in the spill-over of anarchist ways of asking questions and pursuing inquiries into key concepts such as power, order, and change. - Kathy E. Ferguson, University of Hawai'i, USA

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