Books

Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice

[COVER IMAGE: Manufacturing Phobias]NOW AVAILABLE! April 2016

from
University of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442637276

edited by
Hisham Ramadan & Jeff Shantz

Fear is a powerful emotion and a formidable spur to action, a source of worry and – when it is manipulated – a source of injustice. Manufacturing Phobias demonstrates how economic and political elites mobilize fears of terrorism, crime, migration, invasion, and infection to twist political and social policy and advance their own agendas.

Cyber Disobedience- Re://Presenting Online Anarchy

Published November 28, 2014 by Zero Books!

a new book from Jeff Shantz & Jordon Tomblin

Few activities have captured the contemporary popular imagination as hacking and online activism, from Anonymous and beyond. Few political ideas have gained more notoriety recently than anarchism. Yet both remain misunderstood and much maligned. Cyber Disobedience provides a most engaging and detailed analysis of online civil disobedience and anarchism today.

Commonist Tendencies: Mutual Aid Beyond Communism

[Cover Image: "Commonist Tendencies: Mutual Aid Beyond Communism"]NOW AVAILABLE!

by Jeff Shantz

Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013.
108 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0615849782.

FREE OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $11.00 [€9.00] in print: paperbound/5 X 8 in.

As capitalist societies in the twenty-first century move from crisis to crisis, oppositional movements in the global North have been somewhat stymied (despite ephemeral manifestations like Occupy), confronted with the pressing need to develop organizational infrastructures that might prepare the ground for a real, and durable, alternative.

More and more, the need to develop shared infrastructural resources — what Shantz terms “infrastructures of resistance” — becomes apparent. Ecological disaster (through crises of capital), economic crisis, political austerity, and mass produced fear and phobia all require organizational preparation — the common building of real world alternatives.

Anarchy & Society: Reflections on Anarchist Sociology

Anarchy & Society COVER IMAGE Hardcover now available (Nov. 2013) ISBN13: 9789004214965

Hardcover, Brill: http://www.brill.com/anarchy-society;

Paperback, Haymarket Books (November 2014):
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Anarchy-and-Society

Jeff Shantz, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Dana M. Williams, Valdosta State University, GA

Anarchy & Society explores the many ways in which the discipline of Sociology and the philosophy of anarchism are compatible. The book constructs possible parameters for a future ‘anarchist sociology’, by a sociological exposition of major anarchist thinkers (including Kropotkin, Proudhon, Landauer, Goldman, and Ward), as well as an anarchist interrogation of key sociological concepts (including social norms, inequality, and social movements). Sociology and anarchism share many common interests—although often interpreting each in divergent ways—including community, solidarity, feminism, crime and restorative justice, and social domination. The synthesis proposed by Anarchy & Society is reflexive, critical, and strongly anchored in both traditions.

Beyond Capitalism

Just released (April 2013) from Bloomsbury Publishing... Beyond Capitalism: Building Democratic Alternatives for Today and the Future Edited by: Jeff Shantz & José Brendan Macdonald ISBN-10: 1623567971

Green Syndicalism: an alternative red/green vision

A new book! Just released from Syracuse University Press, ISBN: 978-0-8156-3307-5 (6X9, 280pgs. notes, Bibliography | Index) From the pre-published proofs, here is a PDF with the full Table of Contents, Preface & Acknowledgements. About the book:

It is widely understood that the burdens of ecological destruction are borne disproportionately by working-class and poor communities, both through illness and disease caused by pollutants and through the depletion of natural resources from which they make a living. Yet, consistently, the voices of the working class are the most marginalized, excluded, and silenced when discussing how to address ecological concerns and protect the environment from future destruction. Both mainstream environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, and radical environmentalists, such as EarthFirst!, are reluctant to engage with working-class and poor communities, often viewing blue-collar workers as responsible for the destruction these groups are trying to prevent. In Green Syndicalism, Shantz issues a call to action to the environmental movement and labor activists, particularly rank and file workers, to join forces in a common struggle to protect the environment from capitalism, corporate greed, and the extraction of resources. He argues for a major transformation to address the "jobs versus the environment" rhetoric that divides these two groups along lines of race and class. Combining practical initiatives and theoretical perspectives, Shantz

Protest and Punishment: The Repression of Resistance in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization

Just released! From Carolina Academic Press: a sharp collection of essays analyzing police and state repression of demonstrations in neo-liberal democracies

[ 1-pg Info Sheet ] 294 pages | Paperback |

Index ISBN: 9781611630886 LCCN: 2011052597

List of Contributors

APA Citation: Shantz, J. (2012). Protest and punishment: The repression of resistance in the era of neoliberal globalization. Durham, N.C: Carolina Academic Press.

Table of Contents

Protest and Punishment: An Introduction (Jeff Shantz)

Criminalizing Dissent in Liberal Democracies: An Overview [[...click for 'more' ToC...]]

Anarchist Pedagogies - Collective Actions, Theories and Critical Reflections on Education

Jeff's got two different chapters in this new ANARCHIST PEDAGOGIES book, just released from PM Press. In the 2nd section, "...In the Here & Now", his chapter 7 is on "Spaces of Learning: The Anarchist Free Skool" (history on the early days of this Toronto experiment) and he's also written chapter 9, "Learning to Win: Anarchist Infrastructures of Resistance", on alternative approaches to education in a blue-collar working class community context.

Crime, Punishment, Power: Sociological Explanations

NOW AVAILABLE from Kendall Hunt Publishing,
a sociological explanations of crime textbook...

ISBN: 978-0-7575-9791-6
[for further previews/pdf's contact the author, above.]

Black Blocs in Theory and Practice

[NB. This PDF is an earlier draft version of Chapter 2 in Jeff's book "Active Anarchy", which, although recently published, was actually written several years ago ~ 2003. We are re-posting it here now given the recent firestorm of debate over the bloc tactic.

The text is laid out in book format in the PDF attachment here. You can find the in-text citations in the Active Anarchy bibliography as well as end notes here. ]

Chapter 2
Black Blocs in Theory and Action

While sociologists have paid little attention to such unruly movements, criminologists have recently shown some interest in taking anarchism seriously as politics.

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