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Anarchist Studies Vol 21 *2

Anarchist Studies Vol 21 *2

Volume 21 | Number 2 | 2013

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In this issue, Süreyya Evren’s editorial examines the causes and consequences of the Gezi resitance in Istanbul in June 2013. Identifying the two-week occupation of Taksim Square and Gezi Park as the formulation of an temporary autonomous zone (TAZ), Evren discusses the police violence, state conservatism and threats to public space that led to this anarchist moment. Federico Campagna offers a poetic anarchist reading of the works of poet Fernando Pessoa. Pessoa lived through heteronyms, and Campagna explores how these different personalities offered Pessoa the potential to finally achieve ‘free will’. Roy Krøvel’s article takes a theoretical approach in analysing how left libertarians and anarchists might develop a deeper understanding of global warming. Emphasising the urgency of locating such an understanding, Krøvel argues that we need to fundamentally rethink our relationship to nature.

Also in this issue, John Asimakopoulos identifies the failure to bridge the gap between utopian economic models of society and reality. Via the suggestions that corporations have boards of directors filled by lottery from the demos and the workers for the company, Asimakopoulos suggests that institutions of production need to be modified in order to achieve a society that resembles a distant utopia. Duane Rousselle and Saul Newman debate postanarchism, exploring the ethics of the movement and the fact that it is not located in a specific temporal period.

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Guest editorial: Gezi resistance in Istanbul: Something in between Tahrir, Occupy and a late Turkish 1968
Süreyyya Evren

Beyond the Anarch – Stirner, Pessoa, Junger
Federico Campagna

Revisiting social and deep ecology in the light of global warming
Roy Krøvel

Bridging Utopia and Pragmatism to Achieve Direct Economic Democracy
John Asimakopoulos

Postanarchism and its Critics: A Conversation with Saul Newman
Duane Rousselle

REVIEW ARTICLE
A soundtrack to revolution?
Chris Ealham

REVIEWS
Constance Bantman, The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and transnationalism in the first globalization
Reviewed by Davide Turcato

Martin Baxmeyer, Das ewige Spanien der Anarchie. Die anarchistische Literatur des Bürgerkriegs (1936-1939) und ihr Spanienbild
Reviewed by Dieter Nelles

Mark Boyle, The Moneyless Manifesto
Reviewed by Jim Donaghey

Gary Chartier, Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society
Reviewed by Eric Roark

Hannah Dobbz, Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States
Reviewed by E.T.C. Dee

Kevin Eady, Uncontrollable
Reviewed by Daniel Evans

Vittorio Frigerio (ed.), Nouvelles anarchistes: la création littéraire dans la presse militante, 1890-1946
Reviewed by Andrew H. Lee

Antoni A. Kamiński, Michail Bakunin Zycie I mysl Reviewed by Rafał Chwedoruk & Mateusz Batelt
Carlo Pisacane’s La Rivoluzione. Revolution. An Alternative Answer to the Italian Question
Reviewed by Pietro Di Paola

Daniel Poyner (ed.), Autonomy: The Cover Designs of Anarchy, 1961-1970
Reviewed by David Goodway

Andy Price, Recovering Bookchin: Social Ecology and the Crises of Our Time
Reviewed by Thomas Martin

Film: Bastards of Utopia, directed by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez
Reviewed by Petar Jandrić

Duane Rousselle, After Post-Anarchism
Reviewed by Uri Gordon

Jeff Shantz, Green Syndicalism: An Alternative Red/Green Vision
Reviewed by Andy Price

Davide Turcato, Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900
Reviewed by Andrew Hoyt

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