The new issue of Socialism and Democracy includes a review I wrote comparing two recent books from AK Press: Classic Writings in Anarchist Criminology: A Historical Dismantling of Punishment and Domination and Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement. One is anarchist-focused, rooted mainly in the nineteenth century, and mostly theoretical. The other is feminist-focused, contemporary, and practical. The two books could not be more different — which, I suggest, is something of a problem.
(The review is behind a paywall, but you can see the first page here.)
More fully uniting theory and practice – by pointing out how they have become misaligned – is adrienne marie brown’s We Will Not Cancel Us (also from AK Press). The book constitutes a feminist reconsideration of cancel culture. I reviewed it for the IAS website.