Those of you interested in anarchism might want to check out two reviews I have out this week (and, for that matter, the books they discuss).
The first is a review of the collection Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire. It’s a pretty standard review — strengths, weaknesses, major points. You can read it in the new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. (Print only. Sorry.)
The second, concerning Andrew Cornell’s Unruly Equality, is less of a review and more of a response essay. Cornell offers a history of American anarchism from (roughly) World War I to the end of the Vietnam War. I cover the main argument of his book (probably too briefly), and then go on to consider what that history tells us about anarchism now — how it arrived in its present state and, more importantly, what can be done about it.
I’ve recently joined the editorial collective of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, the journal of the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Our new issue, on anarchafeminism, is ready to go to the printer but we need to raise some money to cover the costs.
Therefore, we’re running an internet fundraiser.
“Our new issue focuses on anarcha-feminisms, and includes a wide variety of voices on the subject. It will offer histories of anarcha-feminism, while also looking at ways anarchist feminism can move forward, what the relationship between anarchism and feminism is and the ways the anarchist movement falls short from a feminist perspective. We are turning to you to help fund the design, layout, printing and mailing costs for this issue. With your help, we’ll be able to publish 1,000 copies and mail it to bookstores, distributors and people like you around the world.”
Please donate generously! And look for the issue in a month or so.