She demonstrates how postanarchism offers a useful theoretical context for poetry that is not explicitly political—specifically for the contemporary experimental poem with its characteristic challenges to subjectivity, representation, authorial power, and conventional constructions of the reader-text relationship. Her case studies of sixteen texts make a bold move toward politicizing readers and imbuing literary theory with an activist praxis—a sharp hope. This is a provocative volume for those interested in contemporary poetics, experimental literatures, and the digital humanities. Dani Spinosa. She teaches literature in Toronto, and can be found online at www. Reactions, disputes, exhortations, and fast flowing currents of productive new work are sure to follow the channel cut here by Spinosa and to redraw our understanding of radical contemporary poetics. Receive advance notice of new and forthcoming titles. Browse Publish Engage About Contact. Home Titles Anarchists in the Academy.
The Common Ground of Law and Anarchism
Pragmatism and the Soci This article describes a generally trend in American thought that is skeptical of social and political institutions. This trend can be described as a sort of philosophical anarchism. It develops out of pragmatist and skeptical criticism of absolutism in both philosophical and political systems.
“Relationship anarchists refuse to give certain people in their lives power over or even monogamous folks who are in a casual dating phase.
Anarchism , cluster of doctrines and attitudes centred on the belief that government is both harmful and unnecessary. Anarchist thought developed in the West and spread throughout the world, principally in the early 20th century. Laws that are not carried into effect, authorities without force and despised, crime unpunished, property attacked, the safety of the individual violated, the morality of the people corrupted, no constitution, no government, no justice , these are the features of anarchy.
These words could serve as a model for the denunciations delivered by all opponents of anarchism. They deny man-made laws , regard property as a means of tyranny , and believe that crime is merely the product of property and authority. The first person to willingly call himself an anarchist was the French political writer and pioneer socialist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
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He insists that these skills make him “uniquely suited to coordinate the development of an anarchist-oriented online dating website.” Anarkissed.
The result was the most sophisticated exposition to date of anarchist ideas in the United States. Goldman, who had immigrated to the United States from tsarist Russia in , soon became a preeminent figure in the American anarchist movement. A follower of Kropotkin, she lectured widely and published numerous essays on anarchist theory and practice in her journal Mother Earth.
Most of her campaigns were controversial. After police killed two strikers at a rally at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company on May 3, , a protest meeting was called for Haymarket Square the next day. The demonstration was pronounced peaceful by Mayor Carter Harrison , who attended as an observer. After Harrison and most of the demonstrators had departed, a contingent of police arrived and demanded that the crowd disperse.
At that point a bomb exploded among the police, killing one, and the police responded with random gunfire. In the ensuing melee, several people including six police were killed and many more injured. The incident created widespread hysteria against immigrants and labour leaders and led to renewed suppression by police. Although the identity of the bomb thrower was never determined, eight anarchist leaders were arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy.
Anarchists, Rebels and Revolutionaries: Art in Paris and London
At moments, the streets of Old San Juan resembled a war zone. The following day, the city walls were covered with anarchist slogans and circled As. For some, the graffiti might have seemed just an expression of youthful exuberance.
The years between 18saw the emergence of anarchism as an but sources dating back to the very early days of French anarcho-syndicalism.
T hose who mistakenly thought was an anomaly, a series of unprecedented events, should have few remaining doubts. Marine Le Pen may have stuttered but still picked up almost 11 million votes. After decades of exaggerated prediction, the internet is finally transforming politics, but not in the way the digital prophets expected. The 90s, you may recall, were awash with optimism about our online future: limitless information and total connection would make us more informed, less bigoted and kinder citizens.
But the internet is an overwhelming mess of competing facts, claims, blogs, data, propaganda, misinformation, investigative journalism, charts, different charts, commentary and reportage. As a result, society is currently gripped by a curious consensus: that the internet has conspired with rightwing populists to sew up the future of politics. Noting the emergence of populist strongmen and demagogues, who seem to be digital wizards like recovering Twitter addict Trump, and violent opponents who seem only to bolster their support, many are comparing — with a certain grim fascination — our current turbulence with the s.
That is a very short-term view of things. The supremacy of the populist right is not the inevitable future. The rise of the right is better seen as an early skirmish in a much longer, and far more significant, technology-led restructuring of our politics and society. Digital technology has helped the populist right for now, but it will soon swallow them up, along with many other political movements unable or unwilling to see how the world is changing.
Consider for a moment how your life has changed thanks to digital technology. Infinite choice and control is now the norm, and yet formal politics has barely evolved since the days of Robert Peel.
What does it mean to be an ‘anarchist’?
Anarchism often sets itself against the law. However, the alternative vision advanced by anarchism faces theoretical problems. Further, case studies of anarchist communities reveal practical difficulties, and resort to the very behaviour for which anarchism criticises the law. Nevertheless, the values inherent in law are strongly aligned with those championed by anarchism.
David Goodway: You told us: Too often associated with mayhem on the streets, for centuries anarchists have actually sought a more ordered.
Today I want to talk about my experience online dating as a relationship anarchist. I started using online dating around the same time that I became non-monogamous, but before I was a relationship anarchist. I found it pretty easy to find poly people to meet up with. That secondary position they were looking for ranged from something casual to something meaningful, but still always as a secondary. People I met were usually in a couple, who lived together, spent most of their time together, and seemed emotionally invested in each other first.
Then when I did meet someone, and they asked What are you looking for? I ended up closing my profile, because it seemed too hard to find someone who was looking for the same thing as me. I kept it closed as I started exploring relationship anarchy, which was a lot about figuring out what did work for me. Now when I do have my profile open, I am very straightforward about being a relationship anarchist. I suggest being straight up about your situation and relationship style.
It might be good to put those things at the top, some people even use bullet points to explain what they are about and what they are looking for.
The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism, by Ruth Kinna
If you’re striking out in the online dating circuit and find yourself asking where all the cute, available communists go to find love, you’re finally in luck. OKComrade , a new dating platform which launched on May 4, bills itself as a leftist alternative to “bourgeois” dating sites like OKCupid — a way for socialists, communists and anarchists to connect with like-minded revolutionaries. There are a few rules: “No Sexism, no racism, no heterosexism, or transphobia.
Singles can message the page administrators with a picture and a bio, and the administrators will post the mini-profile to the page, where other singles are free to comment or message the user directly.
The result was the most sophisticated exposition to date of anarchist ideas in the United States. Much of Tucker’s political influence, especially during the s.
September On a day dubbed “Black Thursday,” the stock exchange crashes; the nation begins a six-year economic depression. Rumors circulate that the Czar’s assassins were Jewish radicals. Four workers are killed, and several are wounded. May 4: In one of 19th century America’s most shocking labor incidents, someone throws a bomb into crowd of policemen at a rally in Chicago’s Haymarket Square. Seven policemen are killed, sixty are injured, and civilian casualties are likely as high.
Oscar Neebe is found guilty of murder and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. There she meets Russian socialists and anarchists. August-December: Goldman finds work at a corset factory. October Goldman speaks in Baltimore to members of the International Working People’s Association in the afternoon. Michael Cohn and William Harvey also speak.
In the early s, anarchists bombed and assassinated their way into the Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in.
Sorry, but this sounds like a terrible idea. Only dating people with the same political views as you is really weird, and many anarchists are weird and cult-like enough as it is, without a website like this to help them. At least having a relationship with a “normal” is something which can bring even the most insular of navelgazing activists some connection to reality….
Circle A Harmony? I agree with Steven, for all those reasons, a terrible idea. I hate to rain on your love parade but also there’s an issue of personal security. Would you want to upload photos, contact details, a run-down on your political views, maybe a list of organizations you’ve been involved with, to get a date? Maybe people can be a little overly paranoid at time but it’s not without reason. I know where I live there’s a dedicated police squad for monitoring anarchists, there’s no shortage of situations where police have infiltrated anarchist groups.
I’m particularly thinking of Mark Stone case and others like it in the UK when police infiltrated activist groups with the specific instruction to “fuck the women.