this group aims at fostering exchange on anarchist scholarship and practice.
This article outlines a concept of anarchist internationalism as non-domination. The discussion falls into two parts. The first outlines the general theory, building on analysis of the anarchist critique of republicanism, describing anarchist internationalism as cosmopolitan and based on a permanent “right of secession”. The second part con…[Read more]
In ordinary language, a ghost writer is someone who stands behind or writes on behalf of a named author. In dubbing George Woodcock the ghost writer of anarchism we instead want to suggest that Woodcock identified anarchism’s ‘essence’ or, as Stirner has it, ‘the spirit that walks in everything’. After considering the evolution of Anarchism in the…[Read more]
Kropotkin’s meeting with Lenin in 1919 shows how contemporary concepts of vanguardism and prefiguration rely on concepts of revolution that have been historicised through the experience of the Russian Revolution. This fleeting single encounter also draws out a contrast between anarchist and Bolshevik ideas. The risk of returning to Russian r…[Read more]
This paper explores the ways in which radical utopian themes have been taken up in contemporary anarchist thought and, in particular, the relationship between utopianism and prefiguration. Prefiguration has become a definitional concept in anarchist political thinking, though the meaning of the term is not always clear and it is used to describe a…[Read more]
This chapter discusses two early anarchist conceptions of utopianism, a romantic conception associated with Gustav Landauer and a rationalist ideal linked to Peter Kropotkin. I argue that the differences have been exaggerated. Landauer and Kropotkin followed different paths, but they formulated their responses to utopianism in the same context,…[Read more]
This chapter discusses William Morris’s rejection of anarchist communism as individualistic. The first discusses his treatment of anarchist communism as a generic form. It
examines his motivations for advancing the critique and sets out the key concepts on which he later relied to develop his analysis of decision-making. The relationship between…[Read more]
What does it mean to re-imagine the state? In political theory the exercise has involved telling and re-telling the story of the contract. Accounts of this foundational agreement establish the basis for the state’s just constitution and define the limits of legitimate protest, empowering those who are purported to agree, namely the citizens, to a…[Read more]
This chapter examines anarchist feminism as a politics that has emerged through critical engagements with both anarchism and non-anarchist feminisms. As a current within anarchism, anarchist feminism is rightly linked to the writing of leading anarchist women, typically neglected in anarchist canons. Yet in different historical moments anarchist…[Read more]
This article provides the first comparative reading of the minutes of the General Assemblies of three iconic Occupy camps: Wall Street, Oakland and London. It challenges detractors who have labelled the Occupy Wall Street movement a flash-in-the-pan protest, and participant-advocates who characterised the movement anti-constitutional. Developing…[Read more]
In this article we recover the classical anarchist deployment of republican tropes of non-domination, tyranny and slavery, to expose the conservative limits of the contemporary neo-Roman republican revival. For the anarchists, the modern nation state and the institution of private property are antithetical to freedom as non-domination, acting as…[Read more]
This paper examines a relationship between heresy and utopianism forged in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century socialist histories to reveal a significant and pervasive fault-line in the ideological construction of anarchism. I look at Marxist narratives which trace the lineages of socialism to medieval religious dissent and show how the…[Read more]
La pandemia ha dejado al descubierto, necesidades y problemas sociales, asimismo, obligó a los gobiernos dar respuestas inmediatas de corto y mediano plazo para evitar el caos o la anomia social. El Covid-19, generó las condiciones hacia la realización de cambios y transformaciones sociales, para que, de esta incertidumbre y recesión, en lug…[Read more]
Indonesien: Die letzten beiden Wahlen, aus denen Joko Widodo erfolgreich hervorging, waren für viele Indonesier*innen eine Enttäuschung. Appelle für mehr Bewusstsein der Bevölkerung und eine Reform politischer Praktiken werden auch musikalisch ausgedrückt. Seit Indonesien 1998 die politische Transformation (reformasi) begann, wurde es als offe…[Read more]
Extending Audre Lorde’s intuition around the polysemy of the term recreation, I put forward this concept as an organizational principle. Via the framework of recreation, I want to think about some of the main political stakes of the forms used by collectivities able to act politically in the present. I transpose the double binding that Lorde a…[Read more]
Over the past decade, the idea of the commune has again become increasingly important to political theorists and philosophers thinking about communism. Within their debates, the anarchist-communist line of thought and practice of the commune is not much reflected. This is a mistake.
Within this chapter I reconstruct the collectively shared…[Read more]
The Egyptian Surrealist Art et Liberté group was recuperated in two exhibitions beginning in 2016 and continuing through 2018. The larger exhibition by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath emphasizes the group’s internationalism and the complexity of its engagement with various forms of Surrealism, including André Breton and Leon Trotsky’s 1938 manif…[Read more]
This article draws on the scene history of HC/punk in Bandung, specifically SXE, traced through collectives, spaces, political communities, music, gigs, zines, and merchandise. I’m trying to weave this into the history of urban youth culture in the city, reflecting both the Indonesian and the global context.
This week the Indonesian presidential election has been a contest between the incumbent Jokowi, who has promised an ambitious programme of agrarian reform, and the descendent of the military dictator Suharto. In this article, Frans Ari Prasetyo exposes the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local c…[Read more]
Ferdinand Stenglein deposited Jenseits der Grenzziehungen des Eigentums? Begründungsaufforderung und die kommunitäre Ökonomie politischer Kommunen in the group Anarchism on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
In diesem Beitrag werden ausgewählte Intentionale Gemeinschaften des Kommuja-Netzwerks in den Blick genommen. Einige dieser Gemeinschaften, die sich selbst als politische Kommunen bezeichnen, können als eine radikale, da personenzentrierte Praxis des Commonings verstanden werden. Individuelle Ökonomien werden in diesen Kommunen aufgelöst – d.h.…[Read more]
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