In this book, we will be using the term anarchafeminism both to denote the movements that adopted the term and a political philosophy inspired by a different array of authors such as Emma Goldman and He Zhen, who did not explicitly use ...
Author: Chiara Bottici
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
How can we be sure the oppressed do not become oppressors in their turn? How can we create a feminism that doesn't turn into yet another tool for oppression? It has become commonplace to argue that, in order to fight the subjugation of women, we have to unpack the ways different forms of oppression intersect with one another: class, race, gender, sexuality, disability, and ecology, to name only a few. By arguing that there is no single factor, or arche, explaining the oppression of women, Chiara Bottici proposes a radical anarchafeminist philosophy inspired by two major claims: that there is something specific to the oppression of women, and that, in order to fight that, we need to untangle all other forms of oppression and the anthropocentrism they inhabit. Anarchism needs feminism to address the continued subordination of all femina, but feminism needs anarchism if it does not want to become the privilege of a few. Anarchafeminism calls for a decolonial and deimperial position and for a renewed awareness of the somatic communism connecting all different life forms on the planet. In this new revolutionary vision, feminism does not mean the liberation of the lucky few, but liberation for all living creatures from both capitalist exploitation and an androcentric politics of domination. Either all or none of us will be free.
Anarchafeminism. &the. Ontologyof. the. Transindividual. CHIARA BOTTICI WHY ANARCHA-FEMINISM? It has become something of a commonplace to argue that in order to fight the oppression of women, it is necessary to unpack the ways in which ...
Author: Bianchi, Bernardo
Publisher: ICI Berlin Press
What remains of materialism’s subversive potential — i.e., its ties with heresy or atheism and republicanism or communism — and to what extent does this concept still interpellate us politically and philosophically? As neoliberal policies expanded far beyond the state, their mechanisms of control seeped into the materiality of social reproduction, solidifying a conception of matter as something inert, to be appropriated, manipulated, and exploited. If in this context the subversive nature of a reference to materiality is called into question, it has also provoked new forms of resistance, as well as fundamental reconsiderations of the political implications of the notion of ‘matter’. Against this background, the aim of this book is to show the diversity within continued engagements with materialism as a central concept for progressive politics, be it in the direction opened up by New Materialism, in renewed forms of Marxist and Spinozist based approaches, or in feminist analyses, each in their own terms, without excluding the possibility of alliances between them. Finally, this volume insists that the study of materiality and materialist approaches does not amount to a renunciation of philosophy, but rather urges us to broaden the task of philosophical thought in order to reconsider the historical and, in every sense of the word, material situatedness of all philosophical problems. Against a reductive and ahistorical conception of materialism — the straightest way back to ideology —, this book offers an analysis of its diverse emancipatory potentialities.
Currently , anarchafeminism's keen eye for not only these gendered power relations but also their integration into larger structures and dynamics of exploitation and inequality under capitalism and the state has a sophistication that is ...
Author: Nathan J. Jun
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The study of anarchism as a philosophical, political, and social movement has burgeoned both in the academy and in the global activist community in recent years. Taking advantage of this boom in anarchist scholarship, Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl have compiled twenty-six cutting-edge essays on this timely topic in New Perspectives on Anarchism. This collection of essays is unique in its global and multi-cultural scope, as its contributors hail from across the globe. The scholars and activists featured in New Perspectives on Anarchism view anarchism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and ecology. Together, they attest to the vibrancy, intrepidity, and diversity of contemporary anarchist studies both within and without the academy. New Perspectives on Anarchism's broad approach to anarchism will make it appealing to scholars and political activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
INTRODUCTION TO ANARCHAFEMINISM People who are familiar with feminism and social anarchism are invariably struck by their similarities . Both see social and economic inequality as rooted in institutionalized power arrangements ...
Author: Howard J. Ehrlich
Publisher: AK Press
This book brings together the major currents of social anarchist theory in a collection of some of the most important writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. The book is organized into eight sections: "What is Anarchism?," "The State and Social Organization," "Moving Toward Anarchist Society," "Anarcha-feminism," "Work," "The Culture of Anarchy," "The Liberation of Self," and, finally, "Reinventing Anarchist Tactics."
145 Drawing on Goldman for a 'usable past', though a pivotal figure in the rise of anarcha-feminism in terms of how she was engaged with by radical feminists in the late 1960s and early 1970s, posed challenges for second-wave feminism ...
Author: Mike Finn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This timely book introduces readers to anarchism's relationship to broader history, offering not only a history of anarchism in the modern period, but a critical introduction to debates on anarchist history. Attention thus far has been biased towards intellectual history and key thinkers such as Proudhon, Bakunin and Kropotkin, but these studies have neglected the social movements and spaces which have seen 'anarchy in action' and marginalised the role of women and voices beyond Europe and the United States. Debating Anarchism offers a different perspective, engaging with women's anarchist experiences and grounding recent historical work on anarchism in a global perspective. Interrogating anarchism as a concept, a movement and a social reality the author guides the reader through the origins of anarchism in the age of revolutions, assessing experiences of anarchy in Russia, Spain, India and beyond. Tracing the development of 'the beautiful idea' through the 20th century, Finn explores anarchism in the Cold War world through to postmodernity and the 21st century. This volume situates anarchism in the broader historiographies of the modern world, offering a unique starting point for students of history, politics and philosophy seeking to understand the abiding power of 'the beautiful idea' – a society without government.
Anarchafeminist International All over the world most women have no rights whatsoever to decide upon important matters which concern their lives. Women suffer from oppressions of two kinds: 1) the general social oppression of the people ...
Author: Breanne Fahs
Publisher: Verso Books
The most comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos, chronicling our rage and dreams from the nineteenth century to today In this landmark collection of spanning four generations of feminist activism and writing, Burn It Down! is a history lesson in feminist thought, and a testament to what is possible when we're driven to the edge. Organized thematically and with substantial introductions, this is a book for the activist, the student, the too-angry and the not-angry-enough. You'll find: "Dyke Manifesto" by the Lesbian Avengers "Mini-Manual of Individualist Anarchism" by Emile Armand "Intercourse" by Andrea Dworkin "Manifesto of the Erased" by Crystal Zaragoza The "Ax Tampax Poem Feministo" from the Bloodsisters Project "Cyborg Manifesto" by Donna Haraway "TRASHGiRRRRLLLZZZ" by Elizabeth Broeder "The Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft" by Peter Grey The manifesto, feminist scholar Breanne Fahs notes, is always "on unsteady ground," raging and wanting, desiring and disdaining, promoting solidarity or individual pain, all at once. As she notes, we need manifestos in all their urgent rawness and their insistence that we have to act now, that we must face this, that the bleeding edge of rage and defiance is where new ideas are born.
At the same time, anti-racist and anti-colonial movements are not always easy allies with anarchafeminist and anarchaqueer organizing methods or groups for a variety of reasons, which need to be explored further.
Author: Ruth Kinna
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The Continuum Companion to Anarchism is a comprehensive reference work to support research in anarchism. The book considers the different approaches to anarchism as an ideology and explains the development of anarchist studies from the early twentieth century to the present day. It is unique in that it highlights the relationship between theory and practice, pays special attention to methodology, presents non-English works, key terms and concepts, and discusses new directions for the field. Focusing on the contemporary movement, the work outlines significant shifts in the study of anarchist ideas and explores recent debates. The Companion will appeal to scholars in this growing field, whether they are interested in the general study of anarchism or in more specific areas. Featuring the work of key scholars, The Continuum Companion to Anarchism will be an essential tool for both the scholar and the activist.
Unusually, however, the prefix takes a number of different forms—anarcho-feminist, anarcha-feminist, anarchafeminist. Questions of meaning are further complicated by the association of anarchist feminism with other descriptors.
Author: Nathan J. Jun
Despite the recent proliferation of scholarship on anarchism, very little attention has been paid to the historical and theoretical relationship between anarchism and philosophy. Seeking to fill this void, 'Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy' draws upon the combined expertise of several top scholars to provide a broad thematic overview of the various ways anarchism and philosophy have intersected. Each of its 18 chapters adopts a self-consciously inventive approach to its subject matter, examining anarchism's relation to other philosophical theories and systems within the Western intellectual tradition as well as specific philosophical topics, subdisciplines and methodological tendencies.
This political zine by the Cuntrol AnarchaFeminist Collective and Agitate Press explains the benefits of combining radical feminist beliefs and anarchist practice to combat sexism in society and the dichotomies that it wreaks.
Author: Red Rosia
This political zine by the Cuntrol AnarchaFeminist Collective and Agitate Press explains the benefits of combining radical feminist beliefs and anarchist practice to combat sexism in society and the dichotomies that it wreaks. Also included is an anarcha-feminist manifesto.
Anarcha-Feminism. Donna. M. Kowal. Within the anarchist political and intellectual milieu of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, anarcha-feminism emerged as a distinct, albeit loosely formed, 'school of thought' that was ...
Author: Carl Levy
This handbook unites leading scholars from around the world in exploring anarchism as a political ideology, from an examination of its core principles, an analysis of its history, and an assessment of its contribution to the struggles that face humanity today. Grounded in a conceptual and historical approach, each entry charts what is distinctive about the anarchist response to particular intellectual, political, cultural and social phenomena, and considers how these values have changed over time. At its heart is a sustained process of conceptual definition and an extended examination of the core claims of this frequently misunderstood political tradition. It is the definitive scholarly reference work on anarchism as a political ideology, and should be a crucial text for scholars, students, and activists alike.