Key Texts

Ardestani, Ali and Amir Mohammad Izadi (2017). “Post-anarchism and political theory [in Persian].” Political Quarterly 22: 279-291.

  • <– Abstract, edited slightly: “Anarchism is a doctrine that aims at the liberation of peoples from political domination and economic exploitation by the encouragement of direct or non-governmental action. Followers of this theory want the voluntary formation of human relations which are derived from people’s needs. They are pessimistic about the power of the State and conceive any institution that is based on coercion as degrading social and moral life. This paper attempts to answer this question: how has the theory of anarchism changed in response to the demands of globalization? Our hypothesis is that in light of the phenomenon of globalization, anarchism has reconsidered its modern epistemological foundations and, in the new form of post-anarchism, is rejecting reductionism and essentialism and redefining power, generalizing its opposition to new forms of authority.”

Avelino, Nildo (2014). “Sujeito a política: tecnologia confessional e controle da subjetividade.” Governamentalidade/Segurança. São Paulo: Imtermeios. 309-342.

– – – (2011). “Governamentalidade e democracia liberal: novas abordagens em Teoria Política.” Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política 5: 81-107.

– – – (2010). “Errico Malatesta e a revolução como estética da existência.” Revista Aulas 7: 145-166.

– – – (2010). “Governamentalidade e anarqueologia em Michel Foucault.” Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais 25.74: 139-157.

– – – (2008). [WWW] e Governamentalidade”. São Paulo, 400f. Doctoral Thesis, Pontifícia Universidade Católica.

– – – (2004). “Revolta, ética e subjetividade anarquista.” verve: revista semestral autogestionária do Nu-Sol 6: 171-196.

Bey, Hakim [a.k.a. Peter Lamborn Wilson] (2003). [WWW] The Temporary Autonomous Zone 2nd Edition”. New York: Autonomedia.

  • <– Bey’s ‘aesthetic terrorism’ shows the influence of poststructuralist thought, especially Deleuze & Guattari, in the formation of what he elsewhere calls ‘nomadosophy'(see [WWW]

Bruns, Gerald L. (1997). Maurice Blanchot: The Refusal of Philosophy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

– – – (2006). On the Anarchy of Poetry and Philosophy: A Guide for the Unruly. New York: Fordham University Press.

Call, Lewis (2002). Postmodern Anarchism. Lanham: Lexington Books.

  • <–Reviewed by Michael Glavin (see below).

– – – (2011). “Structures of desire: postanarchist kink in the speculative fiction of Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany.” In J. Heckert and R. Cleminson (eds.) Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. London/New York: Routledge.

Colson, Daniel (2001). Petit lexique philosophique de l’anarchisme de Proudhon à Deleuze. Paris: Librairie Générale Française.

– – – (2004). Trois essais de philosophie anarchiste: Islam, histoire, monadologie. Paris: Éditions Léo Scheer.

Day, Richard J.F. (2005). Gramsci is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements. London, Pluto Press.

  • <–Reviewed by Roger Farr (see below).

Dean, Kenneth, and Brian Massumi (1992) First & Last Emperors: The Absolute State & The Body of the Despot. New York: Autonomedia.

Farrer, Linden (2006). “A Revolt to Live: Post-Structuralist Anarchist Resistance Against the G8.” Anarchist Studies 14.2: 131-155.

Ferguson, Kathy (2004). “E.G.: Emma Goldman, for Example.” in Feminism and the Final Foucault. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Ferretti, Federico (2017). “Evolution and revolution: Anarchist geographies, modernity and poststructuralism.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35.5: 893-912.

Gallo, Silvio (2017). “The Care of the Self and Biopolitics: Resistance and Practices of Freedom.” Educational Philosophy and Theory 49.7: 691-701.

– – – (2017). “Biopolitics and Subjectivity: Resistance?” Educar em Revista 66: 77-94.

– – – (2015). “La production des hétérotopies à l’école: souci de soi et subjectivation.”Le Télémaque 1.47: 87-95

– – – (2008). “Eu, o outro e tantos outros: educação, alteridade e filosofia da diferença.” Anais do II Congresso Internacional Cotidiano: Diálogos sobre Diálogos. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal Fluminense. 1-16.

– – – (2006). “Crítica da cultura, educação e superação de si: entre Nietzsche e Stirner.” Nietzsche e os Gregos: arte, memória e educação. Ed. Charles Feitosa, Miguel Angel de Barrenechea, and Paulo Pinheiro. Rio de Janeiro: DP&A. 329-344.

– – – (2004). “Anarquismo e filosofias da diferença.” movimento: revista de educação 10: 81-93.

– – – (1998). “Consumo e resistência cultural.” Impulso 10.22-23: 35-39.

Garcia, Raul (1999). La Anarquia coronada: la filosofia de Gilles Deleuze. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Colihue.

García, Vivien (2007). L’Anarchisme aujourd’hui. Paris: L’Harmattan.

Hall, David L. (1982). Eros and Irony: A Prelude to Philosophical Anarchism. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Heckert, Jamie (2011). “On Anarchism: An Interview with Judith Butler”. In J. Heckert and R. Cleminson (eds.) Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. London/New York: Routledge.

Ibáñez, Tomás (2017). Anarquismos a contratiempo. Bilbao: Virus.

– – – (2017). Nouveaux fragments épars pour un anarchisme sans dogmes. Paris: Rue des Cascades.

– – – (2015). “La naturaleza humana: Un concepto excedentario en el anarquismo.” Erosión: Revista de Pensamiento Anarquista 3.5: 27-40.

– – – (2014). Anarchisme en mouvement: Anarchisme, néoanarchisme et postanarchisme. Éditions Nada.

– – – (2007) Actualidad del anarquismo. Buenos Aires: Libros de Anarres.

– – – (2006). ¿Por qué A?: Fragmentos dispersos para un anarquismo sin dogmas. Rubí: Anthropos.

  • <– Collection of essays translated into French as Fragments épars pour un anarchisme sans dogmes (Paris: Rue des cascades, 2010).

– – – (2005). Contra la dominación: Variaciones sobre la salvaje exigencia de libertad que brota del relativismo y de las consonancias entre Castoriadis, Foucault, Rorty y Serres. Capellades: Gedisa.

– – – (2003). “La construcción social del socioconstruccionismo: retrospectiva y perspectivas.” Política y sociedad 40.1: 155-160.

– – – (2001). Municiones para disidentes: Realidad, verdad, política. Barcelona: Gedisa Editorial.

– – – (1989). “La psicología social como dispositivo desconstruccionista.” El conocimiento de la realidad social. Ed. Tomás Ibáñez. Barcelona: Sendai Editores. 109-133.

– – – (1989). Ideologías de la vida cotidiana. Hospitalet de Llobregat: Sendai-Carto Tec.

– – – (1983). Poder y libertad: Estudio sobre la naturaleza, las modalidades y los mecanismos de las relaciones de poder. Barcelona: Hora.

Janicka, Iwona (2017). Theorizing Contemporary Anarchism: Solidarity, Mimesis and Radical Social Change. London: Bloomsbury.

– – – (2016). [WWW] “Are these Bubbles Anarchist? Peter Sloterdijk’s Spherology and the Question of Anarchism.” Anarchist Studies 24.1: 62-84.

Kastner, Jens (2000). [WWW] “‘Kein Wesen, sondern Positionierung’. Zur Geschichte der Identitätspolitik.” Arranca! 19: ??-??.

  • <–Title translates as something like “No Nature, Only Positioning: Toward a History of Identity Politics.”

– – – (2003). [WWW] “Gegen Gewalt und Aktionismus Adornos Kritik taugt auch an seinem Hundersten Geburtstag noch, selbst für Soziale Bewegungen.” graswurzelrevolution 282: ??-??.

  • <–Title translates as something like “Against Violence and Actionism: Even at the age of one hundred, Adorno’s critique is still relevant for social movements.”

– – – (2004). [WWW] “‘Von den Schwierigkeiten, die Regierung stürzen zu wollen’. Neoliberalismus, Staat und Widerstand in Foucaults ‘Gouvernementalitätsansatz’.” graswurzelrevolution 290: 18.

– – – (2004). “‘Langhaarige und frenetische Romantiker’. Antonio Gramsci und der Anarchismus.” graswurzelrevolution 293: ??-??.

Koch, Andrew M. (1993) “Poststructuralism and the Epistemological Basis of Anarchism.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23.3: 327-51.

  • <–Abstract: “This essay identifies two different methodological strategies used by the proponents of anarchism. In what is termed the ‘ontological’ approach, the rationale for anarchism depends on a particular representation of human nature. That characterization of ‘being’ determines the relation between the individual and the structures of social life. In the alternative approach, the epistemological status of ‘representation’ is challenged, leaving human subjects without stable identities. Without the possibility of stable human representations, the foundations underlying the exercise of institutional power can be challenged. This epistemological discussion is traced from Max Stirner to the twentieth-century movement known as poststructuralism.”

– – – (1997). “Max Stirner: the last Hegelian or the first poststructuralist?” Anarchist Studies 5.2: 95-108.

  • <–Abstract: “Most political philosophers have argued that Stirner’s concerns are compatible with those put forward by Hegel and by those influenced by Hegel. However, there is good reason for disputing this view, and for understanding Stirner as an original thinker, whose ideas in some ways anticipated the concerns of contemporary post-structuralists.”

– – – (2007). Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

– – – (2005). Knowledge and social construction. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Kuhn, Gabriel (2005). Tier-Werden, Schwarz-Werden, Frau-Werden: eine Einführung in die politische Philosophie des Poststrukturalismus. Münster: Unrast.

– – – (2007). Jenseits von Staat und Individuum, Gabriel Kuhn Jenseits von Staat und Individuum · Individualität und autonome Politik. Münster: Unrast.

Lartice, Jonathan (2017). The return of the proletariat: Badiou’s dialectical materialism as an unintentional bridge between Marx and postanarchism. Diss., Goldsmiths, University of London.

Martel, James R. (2017). The Misinterpellated Subject. Duke University Press.

  • <– An intriguing twist on the structuralist Marxist theorist Louis Althusser’s concept of “interpellation” (the process by which we are bestowed with socially intelligible identities and constituted as obedient subjects). A briefer exposition of the concept is in Martel 2015 (below).

– – – (2015). “When the Call Is Not Meant for You: Misinterpellation, Subjectivity, and the Law.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 48.4: 494-515.

  • <– Abstract: “In this article, I argue that Althusser’s theory of interpellation suggests, however obliquely, a way to subvert and ruin the formation of subjectivity under liberal capitalism. For Althusser, when the law calls the subject, ‘nine times out of ten’ the person called is ‘really’ the one that the law intended. This article asks about the one in ten who is not the one whom the law wanted but who answers the call anyway. This is what I am calling the misinterpellated subject. I argue that this subject, because she or he is unwanted and unexpected, rhetorically ruins the scene of interpellation, offering a potentially radical source of resistance to liberal capitalism. Looking at Althusser’s work on interpellation along with critics like Judith Butler and Lauren Berlant, I seek to show how the occasional flaws in interpellation (the one in ten) can be expanded by developing an anarchist politics as well as anarchist forms of subjectivity.”

– – – (2014). “The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin, Utopianism, and the Second Commandment.” Law and the Utopian Imagination. Ed. Lawrence Douglas, Austin Sarat, and Martha Merrill Umphrey. 23-59.

– – – (2013). “Disobedient Objects: Benjamin, Kafka, Poe and the Revolt of the Fetish.” Disobedience: Concept and Practice. Ed. Elena Loizidou. New York: Routledge. 98-107.

  • <– Offers a more succinct exposition of some of the concepts (phantasmagoria, idolatry, conspiracy, fetish) explored at greater length in Martel 2011 (below): “From the perspective of Walter Benjamin, disobedience is much more difficult than we realise; in some sense it is impossible. The reason for this is that, for Benjamin, all of us, from the most conservative right-winger to the most radical leftist are deeply and hopelessly complicit with capitalism. Whatever our intentions may be, all human beings, for Benjamin, subscribe to a false sense of reality that he calls (in a phrase he borrows from Marx) the phantasmagoria. That is, we engage in an idolatrous reading of the world, accepting the phantasms of commodity fetishism as the basis for our reality and living in the after effect of such delusion. Against such a backdrop, we obey the power of phantasm, whether we like it or not” (98).

– – – (2013). Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty. New York: Routledge.

– – – (2011). Textual Conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, Idolatry, and Political Theory. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Martin, Thomas S. (1997). “Steps Toward a Post-Western Anarchism.” Social Anarchism 23: 11-22.

May, Todd (2000) “Poststructuralist Anarchism: An Interview with Todd May.” Interview with Rebecca DeWitt. [WWW] ”Perspectives on Anarchist Theory” 4.2: 1, 6-7, 12.

– – – (1995) The Moral Theory of Poststructuralism. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press.

– – – (1994) The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press.

  • <–Reviewed by John Moore (see below).

– – – (1989) ‘Is Post-structuralist Political Theory Anarchist?’ Philosophy and Social Criticism, 15(2): 167-182.

– – – and Mark Lance (1995). “Beyond foundationalism and its opposites: toward a reasoned ethics for progressive action.” American Behavioral Scientist 38.7: 976-989.

Meuwly, Olivier (1998). Anarchisme et modernité: essai politico-historique sur les pensées anarchistes et leurs répercussions sur la vie sociale et politique actuelle. Paris: L’Age d’homme.

Möll, Marc-Pierre (2000). [WWW] “Kontigenz, Ironie und Anarchie. Das Lachen des Michel Foucault.” Aufklärung und Kritik 7.2: 130-145.

Morland, David (2004) “Anti-Capitalism and Poststructuralist Anarchism.” Changing Anarchism: Anarchist Theory and Practice in a Global Age. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 23-38.

Mullenite, Joshua (2016). “Resilience, political ecology, and power: Convergences, divergences, and the potential for a postanarchist geographical imagination.” Geography Compass 10.9: 378-388.

Mümken, Jürgen, ed. (2005). Anarchismus in der Postmoderne: Beiträge zur anarchistischen Theorie und Praxis. Frankfurt am Main: Edition AV.

– – – (2003). Freiheit, Individualität und Subjektivität: Staat und Subjekt in der Postmoderne aus anarchistischer Perspektive. Frankfurt a.M.: Edition AV, 2003.

Moore, John (1995). [WWW] “Prophets of the New World: Noam Chomsky, Murray Bookchin, and Fredy Perlman.” Social Anarchism 20: ??-??.

Newman, Saul (2010). [WWW] ”The Politics of Postanarchism”. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

– – – (2008). ‘Postanarchism’, special issue of Anarchist Studies 16.2 (2008).

– – – (2007). “Anarchism, Poststructuralism and the Future of Radical Politics.” SubStance 36.2: 3-19.

– – – (2005).Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought. London: Routledge.

  • <–A collection of recent articles that develops Newman’s ‘Lacanian Anarchism’.

– – – (2005).Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought. London: Routledge.

  • <–A collection of recent articles that develops Newman’s ‘Lacanian Anarchism’.

– – – (2004). “Is there a Postanarchist Universality? A Reply to Michael Glavin.” [WWW] ”Perspectives on Anarchist Theory” 8.1: 49-53. <– See Glavin’s reply in same issue.

– – – (2004). [WWW] “Spectres of Freedom in Stirner and Foucault: A Response to Caleb Smith’s ‘Solitude and Freedom.'” Postmodern Culture 14.3.

  • <–Reply to Smith (below).

– – – (2001). From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2001.

  • <–Reviewed by Todd May, below.

– – – (2001). From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2001.

  • <–Reviewed by Todd May, below.

– – – (2003). [WWW] “Stirner and Foucault: Toward a Post-Kantian Freedom.” Postmodern Culture 13.2.

  • <–See reply by Smith (below).

Pedroso, Joaquin A. (2016). Anarchy and Anti-Intellectualism: Reason, Foundationalism, and the Anarchist Tradition. Diss., Florida International University.

Perez, Rolando (1996) On An(archy) & Schizoanalysis. New York: Autonomedia.

Rago, Margareth (2008). [WWW] “Novos modos de subjetivar: a experiência da organização Mujeres Libres na Revolução Espanhola.” Estudos Feministas 16.1: 187-206.

– – – (2006). “Foucault e as artes de viver do anarco-feminismo.” Figuras de Foucault 2: 165-176.

– – – (2004). Foucault, história e anarquismo. Achiamé.

Quirk, Sophie (2018). “Conclusion: Widening the Theoretical Basis for Assessing Stand-Up Politics.” The Politics of British Stand-up Comedy. Cham: Palgrave Pivot. 103-125.

  • <– Abstract: “Assessments of alternative comedy’s political efficacy and integrity have sometimes shown a preoccupation with class. While this has led to some fair assessments of alternative comedy’s successes and failures in terms of promoting class equality, it has also meant that some of its other political functions and successes have been ignored. Both within and outside comedy, the methods and priorities of political resistance are shifting. This concluding chapter argues that alternative comedy is best understood with reference to these new political paradigms. The argument is elaborated through a case study of the Alternative Reality Tour as an example of Saul Newman’s Postanarchism in practice.”

Schürmann, Reiner (1986). Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

– – – (1986). “On Constituting Oneself as an Anarchist Subject.” Praxis International 6.3: 294-310.

Spinosa, Dani (2017). “Postanarchist Literary Theory and the Experiment: Some Preliminary Notes.” Journal for the Study of Radicalism 11.1: 83-112.

Vaccaro, Salvo (2005). Biopolitica e disciplina: Michel Foucault e l’ortopedia sociale: group d’information sur les prisons. Milan: Mimesis.

– – – (2004). Anarchismo e Modernità. Pisa: BFS.

– – – and Vivien García (2017). Critique de la grammaire politique: De l’anarchisme, encore. Lyon: Atelier de création libertaire.


Antliff, Allan (2007). “Anarchy, Power, and Poststructuralism.” SubStance 36.2: 56-66.

Cohn, Jesse (2002). [WWW] “What is Postanarchism ‘Post’?” Postmodern Culture 13.1.

– – – (2006). Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press.

– – – , and Shawn Wilbur (2001). [WWW] “What’s Wrong with Postanarchism?” Publication of The Institute for Anarchist Studies.

Eckert, Lena (2011). “Post(-)anarchism and the contrasexual practices of cyborgs in dildotopia: or ‘The War on the Phallus’”. In J. Heckert and R. Cleminson (eds.) Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. London/New York: Routledge.

Farr, Roger (2006). [WWW] “Gramsci is Dead.” Rev. of Gramsci is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements by Richard Day. Rain Review 4.1: 8.

Franks, Benjamin (2007). “Postanarchism: A Critical Assessment.” Journal of Political Ideologies 12.2: 127-145.

  • <–Abstract: “Post-modernism has had a significant influence on anarchism, notably in the interrelation between the theoretical positions of libertarianism and post-structuralism (a set of theories and philosophies strongly identified with, but not identical to, post-modernism). This has generated a subset of anarchist thinking referred to as postanarchism. Postanarchism, like anarchism, is a fluid assemblage of political concepts that alters according to geographic and historical context. Within this paper, some of its key theorists, principal terms, and some of the structures that coordinate its central principles, are identified and assessed. The paper then concentrates on the apparent differences between postanarchism and more traditional anarchisms, arguing that rather than regarding postanarchism as a transcendence of anarchism, as some of its proponents maintain, it is more appropriate to regard postanarchism as representing a particular, historically specific constellation of practices, which consequently prioritizes particular discourses, agencies and tactics that are peculiar to these locations.”

– – – (2006). [WWW] “Questioning Postanarchism in the Age of Security.” Political Science Association conference 2006.

  • <–An earlier version of the article published as “Postanarchism: A Critical Assessment” (above).

– – – (2008). [WWW] “Postanarchism and Meta-Ethics.” Anarchist Studies 16.2: 135-53.

  • <–See Swann’s response, “Can Franks’ Practical Anarchism Avoid Moral Relativism?”

Glavin, Michael (2004). [WWW] “Power, Subjectivity, Resistance: Three Works on Postmodern Anarchism.” The New Formulation 2.2. <– See Newman’s reply in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

– – – (2008). [WWW] “Postanarchism and Meta-Ethics.” Anarchist Studies 16.2: 135-53.

  • <–See Swann’s response, “Can Franks’ Practical Anarchism Avoid Moral Relativism?”

Glavin, Michael (2004). [WWW] “Power, Subjectivity, Resistance: Three Works on Postmodern Anarchism.” The New Formulation 2.2.

  • <– See Newman’s reply in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

– – – (2004). “Anarcho-Pluralism.” [WWW] ”Perspectives on Anarchist Theory” 8.1: 53-54.

Gudule (1975). “Lire ou ne pas lire.” Review of Michel Foucault, Surveiller et punir. [WWW] ”La Lanterne Noire” 3 (juin — juillet 1975): 37-38.

Heckert, Jamie (2011). “Fantasies of an Anarchist Sex Educator”. In J. Heckert and R. Cleminson (eds.) Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. London/New York: Routledge.

– – – (2011). “Sexuality as State Form”. In D. Rousselle and S. Evren (eds.) Postanarchism: A Reader. Ann Arbor/London: Pluto Press.

– – – (2010). “Listening, Caring, Becoming: Anarchism As an Ethics of Direct Relationships”. In B. Franks and M. Wilson (eds.) Anarchism and Moral Philosophy. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

– – – (2010). “Intimacy with Strangers/Intimacy with Self: Queer Experiences of Social Research.” In K. Browne and C. Nash (eds.) Queering Methods and Methodologies: Queer Theory and Social Science Research. Farnham: Ashgate.

– – – (2010). “Love without Borders? Intimacy, Identity and the State of Compulsory Monogamy.” In M. Barker, D. Langdridge (eds.) Understanding Non-Monogamies, New York: Routledge.

– – – (2005). “Resisting Orientation: On in the complexities of desire and the limits of identity politics”. Self-published PhD thesis University of Edinburgh. Online at sexualorientation [dot]info/

Jeppesen, Sandra (2004). [WWW] “Seeing Past the Outpost of Post-Anarchism. Anarchy: Axiomatic.”

Kerspledeb (2006). [WWW] book review of Gramsci is dead

Lubin, Oskar (2007). “Postanarchismus.” graswurzelrevolution 318: ??-??.

  • <–Abstract (translated from German): “Classical anarchism is not passé, but in view of theoretical developments and changed conditions, it requires some revisions. A sketch.”

Moore, John (1997). “Anarchism and Poststructuralism.” Review of The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism by Todd May. Anarchist Studies 5.2: 157-161.

Morris, Brian (2010). “Kropotkin and the Poststructuralist Critique of Anarchism.” Social Anarchism 44: 5-??.

– – – (2007). “Nietzsche and Anarchism.” Review of Moore and Sunshine, I Am Not a Man, I Am Dynamite!: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Anarchist Tradition [see Philosophy reading list]. Social Anarchism 40: 54-57.

– – – (1997). “In Defence of Realism and Truth: Critical Reflections on the Anthropological Followers of Heidegger.” Critique of Anthropology 17.2: 313-340.

Newman, Saul (2005) [WWW] “Interview”, Siyahi Interlocal: Journal of Postanarchist Theory, Culture and Politics.

Nicholas, Lucy (2007). “Approaches to Gender, Power and Authority in Contemporary Anarcho-punk: Poststructuralist Anarchism?” eSharp 9. [WWW] www

  • <–This paper is concerned with the gender politics of the contemporary international anarchist punk scene which seemingly extends the punk ‘DIY’ ethic to gender. This extension results in politics that seek to deconstruct gender as a site of authority and reconstruct it in autonomous non-hierarchical terms. Contemporary anarcho-punk and hardcore politics often engage with gender politics in a way that demonstrates congruence between understandings of power and authority in poststructuralist accounts of gender and the anti-authoritarian or autonomous politics of this anarchism. The congruence is reflected in the domains considered to be ‘political’, in the way the term ‘power’ is understood, as well as in the modes of political action and ‘resistance’ considered effective. I suggest that DIY anarcho-punk shares with poststructuralism a productive notion of power, specifically in terms of gender, that resonates with the Butlerian notion of gender as a process or performative. Further, I explain that intervention is undertaken at discursive levels, resonating with poststructuralist assertions of the discursive productivity of power.

Nursey-Bray, Paul (2003). [WWW] “Anarchism and Poststructuralism.”

Ojeili, Chamsy (2005). From Left Communism to Post-Modernism: Reconsidering Emancipatory Discourse. Maryland: University Press of America.

– – – (2002). [WWW] “Post-modernism, the Return to Ethics, and the Crisis of Socialist Values.” Democracy & Nature 8.3: 397-421.

– – – (2002). Review of Saul Newman, From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power. Thesis Eleven 69: 122.

– – – (2001). [WWW] “The ‘Advance Without Authority’: Post-modernism, Libertarian Socialism and Intellectuals.” Democracy & Nature 7.3: 391-414.

Robinson, Andrew (2005) ‘The Political Theory of Constitutive Lack: A Critique’ Theory & Event Volume 8, Issue 1.

  • <–A critique of a number of Lacanian positions in political theory, including Saul Newman’s, from an anarchist position influenced by Wilhelm Reich.

Shively, Charles (1979). Review of Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Volume I: An Introduction. Black Rose 2: 48-52.

Simpson, Julia (1994). “Archaeology and Politicism: Foucault’s Epistemic Anarchism.” Man and World 27.1: 23-35.

Smith, Caleb (2004). “Solitude and Freedom: A Response to Saul Newman on Stirner and Foucault.” Postmodern Culture 14.3.

  • <–Reply to Newman, “Stirner and Foucault: Toward a Post-Kantian Freedom” (above)

Swann, Thomas. [WWW] “Can Franks’ Practical Anarchism Avoid Moral Relativism?” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 1 (2014).

Vaccaro, Salvo (2013). [WWW] “Critique of Static Ontology and Becoming-Anarchy.” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 2.

– – – ., ed. (2008). [WWW] ”Post-Anarchismo: Una Introduzione”. Supplemento Bollettino dell’Archivio G. Pinelli 31. Milano: Centro Studi Libertari/Archivio Giuseppe Pinelli.

Widmer, Kingsley (1996). Widmer, Kingsley. “Notes on Some Recent Anarchisms.” Social Anarchism 21: 88-97.

  • <– Review of several books, including Todd May, The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism.


(2019). Deleuze and Anarchism. Ed. Chantelle Gray Van Heerden and Aragorn Eloff. Edinburgh University Press.

  • Section I: Deleuze and Guattari and Anarchism
  1. Crowned Anarchy-Anarchy-Anarchism – Countereffectuating Deleuze and Guattari’s Politics | Aragorn Eloff
  2. No Gods! No Masters!: From Ontological to Political Anarchism | Thomas Nail
  3. Absolutely Deterritorial: Deleuze, Indigeneity and Ethico-Aesthetic Anarchism as Strategy | Andrew Stones
  4. Micropolitics and Social Change: Deleuze and Guattari for Anarchist Theory and Practice | Paul Raekstad
  • Section II: Theoretical Perspectives
  1. Deleuze and the Anarchist Tradition | Nathan Jun
  2. Immanent Ethics and Forms of Representation | Elizabet Vasileva
  3. Deleuze and Stirner: Ties, Tensions and Rifts | Elmo Feiten
  4. Anarchy and Institution: A New Sadean Possibility | Natascia Tosel
  • Section III: Relays of a Different Kind
  1. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolves?: Coming to Terms With Deleuze | Jesse Cohn
  2. Deterritorialising Anarchist Geographies: A Deleuzian Approach | Alejandro de la Torre and Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre
  3. ‘Visible Invisibility’ as Machinic Resistance | Christoph Hubatschke
  4. Pierre Clastres and the Amazonian War Machine | Gregory Kalyniuk
  5. From the Autochthonousphere to the Allochthonousphere: Escaping the Logics of Plantations and the Moving Target | Chantelle Gray van Heerden

(2011). Postanarchism: A Reader. Ed. Duane Rousselle and Sureyya Evren. Ann Arbor/London: Pluto Press.

  • Preface by Duane RousselleIntroduction by Süreyyya EvrenPART 1: When Anarchism Met Post-structuralism

    1 Post-structuralism and the Epistemological Basis of Anarchism by Andrew Koch

    2 Is Post-structuralist Political Theory Anarchist? by Todd May

    3 The Politics of Post-anarchism by Saul Newman

    4 Post-anarchism Anarchy by Hakim Bey

    PART 2: Post-anarchism Hits the Streets

    5 Empowering Anarchy: Power, Hegemony, and Anarchist Strategy by Tadzio Mueller

    6 Hegemony, Affinity, and the Newest Social Movements at the End of the 00s by Richard J. F. Day

    7 The Constellation of Opposition by Jason Adams

    8 Acracy_Reloaded@post1968/1989: Reflections on Postmodern Revolutions by Antón Fernendez de Rota

    PART 3: Classical Anarchism Reloaded

    9 Things to do with Post-structuralism in a Life of Anarchy: Relocating the Outpost of Post-anarchism by Sandra Jeppesen

    10 Anarchy, Power and Post-structuralism by Alan Antliff

    11 Post-anarchism: A Partial Account by Benjamin Franks

    PART 4: Lines of Flight

    12 Buffy the Post-anarchist/Vampire Slayer by Lewis Call

    13 Sexuality as State-Form by Jamie Heckert

    14 When Theories Meet: Emma Goldman and ’Post-anarchism’ by Hilton Bertalan

    15 Reconsidering Post-structuralism and Anarchism by Nathan Jun

    16 A Post-anarchist Politics of Technology by Michael Truscello

Special issues


  • Nildo Avelino, Loreley Garcia – APRESENTAÇÃO: acerca dos Estudos Anarquistas ContemporâneosSOBRE ANARQUISMO: uma entrevista com Judith ButlerANARQUÍA SALVAJE: bella, libre e alegre. Conversación con Jesús Sepúlveda

    Ruth Kinna – O ESPELHO DA ANARQUIA: o egoísmo de John Henry Mackay e Dora Marsden

    Daniel Colson – O ANARQUISMO HOJE


    Saul Newman – PÓS-ANARQUISMO: entre política e antipolítica


    Paulo-Edgar Almeida Resende – AVATARES DO DEVIR FEDERALISTA: atualidade de P.-J. Proudhon

    Margareth Rago – LUIGI E LUCE FABBRI: uma ética da liberdade

    Sílvio Gallo – ANARQUISMO E EDUCAÇÃO: os desafios para uma pedagogia libertária hoje

    Nildo Avelino – ESTUDOS ANARQUISTAS E TEORIA POLÍTICA: entre Proudhon e Foucault


    Adriano de León – OS LABIRINTOS DO DESEJO: desenhando uma metodologia anarcoqueer


    Ana Godoy – OPINIÃO, BIOPOLÍTICA, GOVERNAMENTALIDADE E CONTROLE: as armadilhas da ambientalização e seus muitos e estranhos funcionamentos…

    Antonio Motta – AS ESTRUTURAS NÃO DESCEM ÀS RUAS: Lévi-Strauss, mai soixante-huit e o fim do estruturalismo

    Pompilio Locks Filho, Marília Veríssimo Veronese – TRAMAS CONCEITUAIS: uma análise do conceito de autogestão em Rosanvallon, Bourdet e Guillerm



(2009). [WWW] ”Utopia” 27-28: “Dossier Anarquia/Pós-Anarquismo?”

  • Claire Auzias | É possível uma outra via para o Anarquismo?“Anarquismo, neo-anarquismo e pós-anarquismo” 59Tomás Ibáñez | A propósito do Pós-Anarquismo e do Neo-Anarquismo 63Edson Passeti e Acácio Augusto | Para dar um fim aos sábios juízos! 73

    Nildo Avelino | Errico Malatesta e a organização anarquista como prática da liberdade 77

    Carlo Romani | Atitudes de Modernidade: autonomia libertária e estética da existência 89

(2008). Anarchist Studies 16.2: “Postanarchism”

  • Saul Newman – Editorial: PostanarchismFEATURESBenjamin Noys – Through a Glass Darkly: Alain Badiou’s critique of anarchism

    Todd May – Equality Among the Refugees: A Rancièrean view of Montréal’s Sans-Status Algerians

    Benjamin Franks – Postanarchism and Meta-Ethics

    Lewis Call – A is for Anarchy, V is for Vendetta: Images of Guy Fawkes and the Creation of Postmodern Anarchism

    Todd May, Benjamin Noys & Saul Newman, translated by John Lechte – Democracy, anarchism and radical politics today: An interview with Jacques Rancière


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