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Postanarchism and Post-Marxism

This translation of the anarchist, translator and author Gabriel Kuhn’s text is a practical guide to postanarchism and its conceptual differences with post-Marxism. Over the last decade, postanarchism as a combination of classic anarchist authors and poststructuralist theory became more and more present in the field of academic research. At the same time, numerous critical voices have been raised against it. Anarchism, in the opinion of authors who consider themselves close to the concept of postanarchism, believe that anarchism is too centered in the 19th century thought, and therefore try to reestablish anarchism as the most critical form of humanism. Kuhn researches the origins of this thought and the works of key authors, concentrating especially on the question how (if at all) poststructuralism can influence the development of anarchism in the future. He centers his analysis on the work of Gilles Deleuze. The author also critiques postanarchism, especially in the context of oversimplified interpretations of classical anarchist thought, and warns about the dangers of dismissing all etiquettes and identities, while at the same time being aware of traps of identity politics.


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Issue No. 257 - Anarchism: Beyond of the Existing
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2014 , volume volume 42 , issue issue 257