Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 - "Post-Anarchism Today"

Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies

1. Editorial — Post-anarchism Today by Lewis Call
2. PostAnarchia Repertoire by Erick Heroux
3. Voluntary Servitude Reconsidered: Radical Politics and the Problem of Self-Domination by Saul Newman
4. Postanarchism from a Marxist Perspective by Simon Choat
5. Constructivism and the Future Anterior of Radical Politics by Thomas Nail
6. ‘We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Anarchists’: The Nature of Identification and Subjectivity Among Black Blocs by Edward Avery-Natale
7. Anarchist Meditations, or: Three Wild Interstices Of Anarchy and Philosophy by Alejandro de Acosta
8. Toward an Anarchist Film Theory: Reflections on the Politics of Cinema by Nathan Jun
9. Adrian Blackwell's Anarchitecture: The Anarchist Tension by Allan Antliff
10. Deny Anarchic Spaces and Places: An Anarchist Critique of Mosaic-Statist Metageography by Xavier Oliveras González
11. Can Franks' Practical Anarchism Avoid Moral Relativism? by Thomas Swann
12. The Body of the Condemned, Sally: Paths to Queering anarca-Islam by Mohamed Jean Veneuse
Book Review: Saul Newman, The Politics of Postanarchism by Leonard Williams
Listen to Yourself by Jamie Heckert

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We have been witnessing a growing interest in the development of a distinctly ‘anarchist studies’ approach to scholarship. Along with this, divergent disciplines are beginning to take anarchist scholarship more seriously. We are beginning to get the sense that, as anarchists, our work is rapidly coming to be defined as the radical position within various ‘schools’ of radical studies. Within this shift, there has been an expansion within the anarchist rubric toward more vibrant and diverse contributions: non-anarchists are beginning to adopt anarchistic philosophies, anarchists are beginning to appropriate non-anarchist philosophies as their own by reading them through their own selective lens, and anarchist scholars are beginning to draw upon any number of sources and methodologies for their inspiration. As a result, the anarcho-sphere has been witnessing adventurous and refreshing new debates.

We hope to offer a platform for the documentation of these recent developments in anarchist thought and to inspire others to see anarchism in all of its brilliant manifestations by linking these developments under a common tendency. We are inspired by Jesse Cohn’s invitation to an ‘anarchist cultural studies’ wherein he has suggested that “anarchists have pretty much always been interested in and actively theorizing about and investigating the kinds of things that now get called ‘cultural studies’” -- we are pleased to offer the space in which you, our friends and comrades, can further explore these investigations.

The most difficult part of this project was simply to begin. But we are happy to share with you all that we have passed that part! The first issue of ADCS, volume 2010.1, “Post-anarchism Today,” includes articles from geology, film studies, sociology and religious studies. The publication of this issue coincides with the release of our new book “Post-anarchism: A Reader” (Pluto Press) and may be thought to include materials that expand upon the discussions included therein. You may pre-order hard copies of ADCS 2010.1 for yourself or for your (campus and radical) libraries by visiting However, you may also read the first issue on our website at the end of the month in a typographically accurate PDF format and print this out to share with your friends and colleagues by visiting Our promise to you: we will always keep our journal free and easily accessible online using the highest quality print-ready formats.

We should state at the outset: our journal aims to disrupt the compulsion toward the commodification of radical knowledge. In this regard, our journal will always be freely available to read, download, print, and distribute from our website. Our publication uses open source software (the Open Journal Systems web platform) and fonts, and aims to contribute to the open source movement.

We invite you to pre-order our journal and to watch our website for updates. We also encourage submissions for future issues to Thanks goes out to the North American Anarchist Studies Network for providing the needed infrastructure for this project to get off of the ground – we consider ourselves to be working within the Cultural Studies working group of the network and invite others to join the discussions at

For Anarchy,
Süreyyya Evren
Duane Rousselle

ISSN: 1923-5615