bri_ta OP wrote

Marquis Bey seeks to define the shape of a Black anarchism—not, he says, by listing “all the Black people who are anarchists and the anarchists who are Black people,” but though a fluid and generative encounter between anarchism and Blackness.

Classical anarchism tended to avoid questions of race—specifically Blackness—as well as the intersections of race and gender. Skeptical of satisfying himself with the usual finger-pointing this lack invites, Bey addresses it head on, not by constructing a new cannon of Black anarchists but by outlining how anarchism and Blackness already share a certain subjective relationship to power, a way of understanding and inhabiting the world. Through the lens of a Black feminist and trans theory that unsettles and subverts social hierarchies, he explores what we can learn by making the kinship of Blackness and anarchism explicit, including how anarchism itself is transformed by the encounter.


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Some books I've been looking into:

  • A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None - by Kathryn Yusoff
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On The Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins - by Anna Tsing
  • The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study - by Fred Moten
  • Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730–1830 - by Joseph Miller
  • The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race - by Jemima Pierre