Queering anarchism : addressing and undressing power and desire
Queering anarchism? What would that mean? Isn’t “anarchism” enough of a bogeyman in this country that any effort to “queer” it would only make it appear even more alien and irrelevant to mainstream culture than it already is? Why do it? And why now?
Because-- as this excellent anthology makes evident in its multifaceted exploration of the many dimensions of both anarchism and queer—we have only just begun to understand the many possibilities offered by a queered anarchism, both with respect to critiques of existing institutions and practices and with respect to imagining alternatives to them.
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Ackelsberg, Martha A., "Queering Anarchism : Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire: preface" (2012). Government: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.