By Saul Newman
Saul Newman contends that anarchism's anti-authoritarian egalitarianism informs the moral and political terrain of latest radical struggles, relatively the worldwide circulate of anticapitalism. but he additionally argues that anarchism depends on an superseded epistemology and demands a brand new path in anti-authoritarian and emancipatory politics. Newman frames a revitalized method of politics he calls postanarchism. Drawing on classical anarchist, poststructuralist, post-Marxist, serious, and psychoanalytic methods, this cutting edge approach newly engages with radical politics and its relation to subjectivity, id, globalization, equality, and the state.
Newman engages such thinkers as Foucault, Badiou, and Rancière along classical and modern anarchist proposal in addition to struggles equivalent to the anti-globalization flow. The Politics of Postanarchism bargains a compelling framework for innovative political idea and intervention.
(Todd may well, Clemson college )
In this ebook, Saul Newman pronounces postanarchism as a full of life, important and hugely pertinent standpoint for our instances. With a super seize of the anarchist culture, of continental thought and the political demanding situations of the modern international, Newman unpacks the which means and relevance of postanarchism to readers in any respect degrees of expertise. That he manages to take action in a readable and assured sort, will pay testimony to his personal growing to be recognition as a hugely unique philosopher with very much to supply us by way of displaying the hyperlink among political thought and political perform. hugely recommended.
(Simon Tormey, college of Sydney )
About the Author
Saul Newman is lecturer in political idea at Goldsmiths, college of London.
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Anarchists were always wary about laying down precise blueprints for future social arrangements, emphasising instead revolutionary spontaneity and free acts of creation. At the same time, however, there is a definite utopian tendency in classical anarchism – a certain vision of a society without a state, a society based on free, voluntary arrangements and decentralised social structures. Bakunin, who followed Marx in criticising the utopian socialists, himself proposed a society of collectives based on work, from 40 The Politics of Postanarchism which class structures would be absent, in which scientific education would become available to all, and in which the care of children would become a communal responsibility.
Anti-authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory (London: Pluto Press, 2008). 43 See Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, p. 490. 44 See Bakunin, Political Philosophy, p. 223. 45 See Amedeo Bertolo, ‘Democracy and Beyond’, Democracy & Nature, 5 (2), 1999, pp. 311–23. 46 Bakunin, Political Philosophy, p. 223. 47 Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, p. 720. 48 Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, p. 725. 49 Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, pp. 727–9. 50 Indeed, Proudhon claims that not only is the property of one based on the theft of the property of the other, but that it is, in fact, a contradiction in terms in the sense that the idea of free and equal exchange on which property is in theory based, depends in fact on external force and fraud: ‘Finally, property does not exist by itself.
L. S. Friedland (New York: Tudor Publishing, 1947), p. 45. 62 As David Morland points out, classical anarchist thinkers recognised troubling egotistical and destructive tendencies in human nature, which created problems for their own utopian conceptions of future anarchist societies. See Demanding the Impossible? Human Nature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Social Anarchism (London: Cassell, 1997). ) (London: Freedom Press, 1998). 64 For a discussion and defence of anarchist utopianism see Samuel Clark, Living without Domination: the Possibility of an Anarchist Utopia (Farnham: Ashgate, 2007).
The Politics of Postanarchism by Saul Newman