Gang Politics: Pre-Order Now (April 2022)

My book Gang Politics is at the printer, and expected to be in stores in June, but you can pre-order it now from AK Press.

Here’s what the publisher has to say about it:

In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society’s understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticized, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between “gangs” of all sorts—cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads—arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarized and conflict more common, Williams’s analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles.

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Devouring Mothers (March 2022)


Love is the theme for the current issue of Grim, a feminist horror criticism magazine.  In it, I have an essay about Jungian archetypes and the mother characters in Gillian Flynn’s novels: Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places.

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