Theory

Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on the Golden Age Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn

Life Under the Jolly Roger - Reflections on the Golden Age of Piracy

Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of pirates—as romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on the other—this fascinating chronicle explores the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a wide range of ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical standards.  read more »

Workers' Councils by Anton Pannekoek

Workers' Councils

Contemporaries across the spectrum of Left thought, from Antonio Negri to Noam Chomsky, are falling over each other to claim the mantle of Left Communism. Left Communism is the theory and practice of worker control and self-organization whose adherents provided the main opposition to the Bolsheviks.  read more »

Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia by Michael Lowy

Morning Star - Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia

An expanded edition of revered theorist Michael Löwy's Morning Star: Marxism and Surrealism, this masterwork collects the author's essays on the ways in which surrealism intersected with a variety of revolutionary political approaches, ranging from utopian ideals to Marxism and situationism.  read more »

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Crowds and Power

Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany.  read more »

Gramsci Is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements by Richard J. F. Day

Gramsci Is Dead - Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements

Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Is it still central to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anarchism, and other radical social movements today?  read more »

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory by Uri Gordon

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory

Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.Anarchy Alive!  read more »

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

Debt (Graeber)

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash.  read more »

3 Posters | Delete Me | IEF

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Excerpted from Delete Me, I'm So Ugly, in 3 posters

Beach Beneath the Street, The : The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie Wark

The Beach Beneath the Street - The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International

Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, they continue to influence activists, artists and theorists. From the Invisible Committee's bestselling The Coming Insurrection to Iain Sinclair's psychogeographic explorations, their work is still found to be rich with possibilities, yet its breadth and diversity is still unexplored.  read more »

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International by McKenzieWark

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International

From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape.  read more »

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive by Lee Edelman

No Future - Queer Theory and the Death Drive

In this searing nihilistic polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory.  read more »

Italian Difference, The : Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Edited by Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo Chiesa

The Italian Difference - Between Nihilism and Biopolitics

This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought.  read more »

Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy (Edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Diane Morgan)

Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy

This volume aims to inspire a return to the energetics of Nietzsche's prose and the critical intensity of his approach to nihilism. For too long contemporary thought has been dominated by a depressed "what is to be done?" All is regarded to be in vain, nothing is deemed real, there is nothing new seen under the sun.  read more »

Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, The by Keiji Nishitani

The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism

Contents:
1. Nihilism as Existence
2. From Realism to Nihilism: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach
3. Friedrich Nietzsche: The First Consummate Nihilist
4. Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism: Amor Fati and Eternal Recurrence
5. Nihilism and Existence in Nietzsche
6. Nihilism as Egoism: Max Stirner
7. Nihilism In Russia
8. Nihilism as Philosophy: Martin Heidegger  read more »

Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction by Ray Brassier

Nihil Unbound - Enlightenment and Extinction

This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculative realism.
Contents:
Preface  read more »

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