Reading for 5/25

Towards an Anthropology as Science Fiction by Dominique Ganawaabi

Post-Indian Aphorisms by Dominique Ganawaabi

Both of the above readings by Dominique are in Black Seed 7 on TheAnarchistLibrary.org

For next week, we decided to juxtapose the above reading on anthropology as science fiction with excerpts from volume 1 of The Accursed Share by Georges Bataille. Given the focus on anthropology in Dom’s piece, I’m suggesting we discuss the section “The Historical Data 1”. It is a bit long, but split into two parts (“Sacrifices and Wars of the Aztecs” and “The Gift of Rivalry: Potlach”), which you could read either or both of. I’d say the point here is more to focus on the way Bataille approaches “anthropology” in this text rather than needing to necessarily digest every word of both sections. So, as always, just read what you can/are inclined to! Text is HERE. ~N

Reading for 5/11

Break-out From the Crystal Palace pdf selected pages

We will read three sections of chapter 1 of Breakout From The Crystal Palace:

  1. The Origins of Anarcho-Psychology
  2. The Existentialist
  3. The Anarcho-Individualist and Social Action

These three sections are contained in the following Immediatism episodes:

362 The Critique of Ideology 1, by John Carroll

364 The Critique of Ideology 3, by John Carroll

365 The Critique of Ideology 4, by John Carroll

 

Reading for 4/20

Against the Gendered Nightmare, sections 1-11.  In other words, up to the second mythos.

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/baedan-against-the-gendered-nightmare

403 Against the Gendered Nightmare 1: Baedan 2 A Queer Journal of Heresy

404 Against the Gendered Nightmare 2: Fragments on Domestication

405 Against the Gendered Nightmare 3: Fragments on Domestication

406 Against the Gendered Nightmare 4: Fragments on Domestication

407 Against the Gendered Nightmare 5: Fragments on Domestication

Reading for 3/23

Clarifying the Unique & Its Self-Creation: An Introduction to Stirner’s Critics, by Jason McQuinn

ClarifyingtheUniqueandItsSelf-Creation-ModernSlavery

Clarifying the Unique audio part 1 on Immediatism

Clarifying the Unique audio part 2 on Immediatism

For anybody who’s interested in reading a more contemporary critique of Stirner, here is a pamphlet against Stirner and individualism written by some anarchists recently. might be a nice addendum to this week’s piece:

Entanglement: On Anarchism and Individualism

Another potential supplement for this week’s reading, this one much shorter and with a far better grasp of Stirner than the pamphlet above. Check it out if you’ve already read the intro to Critics and are looking for something to ponder before tonight’s conversation.

Ricardo Baldissone – “Not for Understanding but for Cutting: Breaking out of the Western Conceptual Straitjacket with Stirner”