Postmodern Anarchism

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Lexington Books, 2002 - Political Science - 159 pages
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Delving into the anarchist writings of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Baudrillard, and exploring the cyberpunk fiction of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, theorist Lewis Call examines the new philosophical current where anarchism meets postmodernism. This theoretical stream moves beyond anarchism's conventional attacks on capital and the state to criticize those forms of rationality, consciousness, and language that implicitly underwrite all economic and political power. Call argues that postmodernism's timely influence updates anarchism, making it relevant to the political culture of the new millennium.

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A Thought Outside the State Foucault
The Gift of Postmodern Anarchism Baudrillard
Anarchy in the Matrix William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
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Page 1 - If this is so, the entire history of the concept of structure, before the rupture of which we are speaking, must be thought of as a series of substitutions of center for center, as a linked chain of determinations of the center. Successively, and in a regulated fashion, the center receives different forms or names. The history of metaphysics, like the history of the West, is the history of these metaphors and metonymies.
Page 2 - ideal text" (to return to a point from chapter 3) in which the networks are many and interact, without any one of them being able to surpass the rest; this text is a galaxy of signifiers, not a structure of signifieds...

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Lewis Call teaches world history, political economy, and the history of network technology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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