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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

As for more overtly anarchist stuff, there’s been all the things that The Invisible Committee writes. To Our Friends, The Coming Insurrection, Now. And Tiqqun.

The Perspectives on Anarchist Theories edition that deals with Anarcha-Feminism was worth a read.

Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalisation and the Genealogy of Dissent by AK Thompson was worthwhile.

Desert.

That aside, I also like to read texts that push the theoretical boundaries of anarchism. baedan 1 & 2, and The Garden Of Peculiarities are probably good examples of this.

Stuff about pirates:
Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy By Gabriel Kuhn (there’s a lot more anarchist pirate stuff out there if you’re interested)

African Anarchism by Mbah and Igariwey is pretty useful especially for understanding a little about proto-anarchist societies - it also ties in a little with what gets said in Desert re Africa.

There are also tonnes of good zines, I’m not entirely sure if they’re all very recent:
The NGO Sector: The Trojan Horse of Capitalism (PDF)
Revolutionary solidarity (PDF) (by Pierleone Porcu, Daniela Carmignani, Wolfi Landstreicher, Killing King Abacus)
Smashing the Orderly Party: An Anarchist's Critique of Leninism
We Are All Very Anxious (and a handful of other crimethinc zines/books)

Against Innocence (Also pretty much any zine that looks interesting by Ill-will editions is worth looking at)

The Anarchist audio distro works with important zines.

And all of the Institute for Anarchist studies Lexicon Series is useful.

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noordinaryspider wrote

Muchos gracias, amiga; bookmarking and downloading my way down this thread at my own pace and will be back to Raddle if I retreat to the library for awhile to feed my head.

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Potemkin wrote

For those interested in contemporary reworkings of anarchist-communist, social ecology, or similar ideas, I highly recommend the work of John P. Clark. Most of his essays are available online.

I recommend his Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisee Reclus. About half of the book contains translated essays by Reclus, and half are essays from Clark that contextualize and advance Reclus' ideas.

I also highly recommend Clark's, The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism. Both of these works were published in 2013, so fairly recent. I'd love to discuss any of this with anyone.

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selver wrote

Gelderloos' Worshiping Power as well. Lots of recent anthropology is very anarchist-friendly.

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selver wrote

I've been hooked on Kevin Carson lately. Read Organization Theory recently.

Nietzsche and Anarchy by Shahin.

Todd May.

Tiqqun.

Blessed is the Flame.

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Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Theorists:

Everything by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Dr. Bones

Wolfi Landstreicher

Jason Mcquinn

Baedan

Franz Fanon

Invisible Committee

Paul Z. Simmons

Books:

Blessed is the Flame

Attentat

Call

Desert

Curse Your Boss, Hex the State

Words series (Anarchy, Attack, Queer, Society)

Life in the Cracks - Friedrich Rural Lucifer

Os Cangaceiros

Illegalism: Why Pay for a Revolution on the Installment Plan...When You Can Steal One?

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I’ll cast a wide-ish net with my response so there’s more for people to work with.

I’m probably most interested in works that are compatible and are made compatible with anarchism - they allow anarchism to go beyond itself.

Works that draw out the affinity between poststructuralist thinking and anarchism

If we’re talking about theoretical backbone, going from there and using those poststructuralist tools anarchistically is something I like to do. For example, on the feminist side of things and with ethics in general, the work of Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook and Simone Bignall. Then there’s race theory and Achille Mbembe (Critique of Black Reason, Necropolitics, On the Postcolony), Alexander Weheliye (Habeas Viscus).

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

(Other cool people like Sara Ahmed. Spivak’s Can the Subaltern Speak is a classic essay. Arun Saldanha’s Psychedelic White. Stuff Zoé Samudzi writes about anarchism. Saba Mahmoud’s Religious Difference in a Secular Age. Pretty much everything in w/decolonial is useful to anarchists even though most of it is not explicitly anarchist.)

These I actually haven’t read but I’ll list them here just so people know that they exist:

Postanarchists and how they read other theorists/philosophers,
like Ranciere (e.g. Todd May’s The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality),
or Spinoza (e.g. Daniel Colson’s Anarchist Readings of Spinoza),
or Bataille (e.g. Duane Rouselle’s Georges Bataille’s post-anarchism)
There's also the more well-known I Am Not A Man, I Am Dynamite! - Friedrich Nietzsche and the Anarchist Tradition.