Anarchism and Political Modernity, by Nathan Jun
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<strong>Continuum 'Contemporary Anarchist Studies'</strong>
We are delighted to announce the first title in the new peer-reviewed book series 'Contemporary Anarchist Studies', published by Continuum Books.
Anarchism and Political Modernity by Nathan Jun is the first offering in the series. This original work looks at the place of “classical anarchism” in postmodern political discourse, claiming that anarchism presents a vision of political postmodernity. The book seeks to foster a better understanding of why and how anarchism is growing in the present. To do so, it first looks at its origins and history, offering a different view from the two traditions that characterize modern political theory: socialism and liberalism. Such an examination leads to a better understanding of how anarchism connects with newer political trends and why it is a powerful force in contemporary social and political movements. </td><td><img title="Because it is fucking awesome. Send me your $25." src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2009/awesome.jpg"></td></tr></ta...
This first volume in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series offers a novel philosophical engagement with anarchism and contests a number of positions established in postanarchist theory. Its new approach makes a valuable contribution to an established debate about anarchism and political theory. It offers a new perspective on the emerging area of anarchist studies that will be of interest to activists, students and theorists.
20% discount flyers for this title are attached (in GBP, Euros and USD).
Over the coming years, the 'Contemporary Anarchist Studies' will be publishing the best new scholarship on anarchist politics and history, bridging theory and practice, academia and activism. Each title will be published under the 'Creative Commons' licence, and will also be distributed by AK Press.
Further titles slated for publication in the series include:
John Rapp, Daoism and Anarchism in Ancient and Modern China
Laura Portwood-Stacer, Everyday Politics: Lifestyle as Radical Activism
Magda Egoumenides, Critical Philosophical Anarchism
Jason Lindsey, The Concealment of the State
Kristian Williams, The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde
Peter Ryley, Making Another World Possible: Anarchism, Anti-capitalism and Ecology in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain.
If you have an idea for a title, please feel free to contact the series editors (listed below) with a completed Author Submission Form (available from the Continuum website).
Advance Praise for Anarchism and Political Modernity, by Nathan Jun.
"This book stands out among works of the emerging new generation of anarchist theorists. Unlike much of the trendy “post-anarchism,” it is firmly grounded in political philosophy and the history of anarchist thought. Jun shows that ideas often seen as bold new “post-modern” innovations — above all, the critique of representation — are in fact deeply rooted in the anarchist tradition. He debunks the equation of classical anarchist theory with the weakest aspects of modernism and shows anarchism to be a powerful radical tradition that goes beyond the limits of conventional liberalism and socialism. Jun presents strong evidence that anarchism is now becoming most the promising theoretical alternative within the dissident academy."
– John P. Clark, Gregory Curtin Distinguished Professor of Humane Studies and the Professions and Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University
"Nathan Jun argues the concerns we identify as "post-modern" have already been theorized and integrated into an- archist thought, indeed, that anarchism's project has always been to escape the limitations of modernity through radical political action. This is a provocative book, sure to spark debate."
– Allan Antliff, Canada Research Chair, University of Victoria
"Feisty, opinionated and well-argued this is both a powerful defense and explanation of the complexity and excitement of anarchist thought and practice. Jun offers a rich examination of how ideas have developed and in doing so provides a compelling history of oppositional thinking that frames those moments in time when another world seemed possible."
– Barry Pateman, Associate Editor, The Emma Goldman Papers, University of California at Berkeley
Laurence Davis, Uri Gordon, Nathan Jun, Alex Prichard