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Anarchist Studies Vol 21 *1

Volume 21 | Number 1 | 2013 The Technology Issue

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In this issue – Anarchism and Technology – articles approach the question of relationships between anarchist politics and twenty-first century technologies. Michael Truscello and Uri Gordon’s guest editorial explores the current moment of technological development and the historical and contemporary possibilities for theorisations of revolutionary anarchist conjunctions with technology. Ben Brucato’s article defines the challenges faced by anarchists in confrontation with the ‘peak everything’ scenario of resource scarcity and climate change. John Duda locates the entry of self-organisation into the movement’s vocabulary, and its roots in an encounter between libertarian politics and cybernetic science. Finally Matt Wilson and Dmytry Kleiner engage in an email exchange on technological politics, approaching technology from quite different backgrounds.  Their discussion is a productive one ranging from the significance of the internet’s material infrastructure to the capture of its liberatory potential by capitalism, and on to visions for the role of digital media in a world beyond capitalism.

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Guest Editorial: Whose Streets? Anarchism, Technology and the Petromodern State
Michael Truscello and Uri Gordon

Toward a Peak Everything Postanarchism and a Technology Evaluation Schema for Communities in Crisis
Ben Brucato

Cybernetics, Anarchism and Self-organisation
John Duda

Luddite Cybercommunism: An email exchange
Matt Wilson and Dmytri Kleiner

REVIEW ARTICLES
New Schizomedia
David W. Hill

Decolonising Anarchism – Anarchist Perspectives on Anti-colonial Struggles in Algeria and India
Margaret A. Majumdar

What does it mean to fight and to win?
Deric Shannon

REVIEWS
Anonymous, Desert
Reviewed by Tom Peters

Ian Birchall, ed., European Revolutionaries and Algerian Independence, 1954-62 special issue of Revolutionary History
Reviewed by Sharif Gemie

Ross Bradshaw, ed., Utopia
Reviewed by Diogo Duarte

Alex Butterworth, The World that Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents
Reviewed by Carl Levy

Mark Curtis, Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam
Reviewed by Paul Stott

Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna, eds, Anarchism and Utopianism
Reviewed by Carl Levy

Robert H. Haworth, ed., Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories and Critical Reflections on Education
Reviewed by Peter Jandric

Nathan Jun, Anarchism and Political Modernity
Reviewed by Sotirios Frantzanas

Gabriel Kuhn, ed., All Power to the Councils! A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919
Reviewed by Matthew S. Adams

Josh Lukin, ed., It Walks in Beauty. Selected Prose of Chandler Davis
Reviewed by Peter Seyferth

Vijay Prashad, Arab Spring, Libyan Winter
Reviewed by Sharif Gemie

Ramor Ryan, Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & Lessons for International Solidarity
Reviewed by Sharif Gemie

Deric Shannon, Anthony J. Nocella II and John Asimakopoulos, eds, The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics
Reviewed by Bert Altena

Howard Slater, Anomie/Bonhomie & Other Writings
Reviewed by Diane Morgan

Charlatan Stew, ed., News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives on the Events
Reviewed by Pedro García-Guirao
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, ed., Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectifi cation and the Desire to Conform
Reviewed by Robert Kulpa

Tiqqun, This Is Not a Program
Reviewed by Charles Barthold

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