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Law Against Liberty: The Criminalization of Dissent

Law Against Liberty: The Criminalization of Dissent The criminalization of dissent, and possible threats to civil liberties posed by this criminalization, have become central issues of debate within liberal democracies, particularly in relation to discussions of political violence and the role of law in protests. Law against Liberty provides significant commentary on the criminalization of political movements and dissent within (neo)liberal democracies in the contemporary context.

Vandeplas Publishing: see their page for this book here

View the INDEX in the attached PDF + Read the full back cover...


Against All Authority: Anarchism and the Literary Imagination

Now available: New, in paperback from Imprint Academic Publishers

+ Back Cover... This volume examines historical and contemporary engagements of anarchism and literary production. Anarchists have used literary production to express opposition to values and relations characterizing advanced capitalist (and socialist) societies while also expressing key aspects of the alternative values and institutions proposed within anarchism. Among favoured themes are anarchist critiques of corporatization, prisons and patriarchal relations as well as explorations of developing anarchist perspectives on revolution, ecology, polysexuality and mutual aid. A key component of anarchist perspectives is the belief that means and ends must correspond. Thus in anarchist literature as in anarchist politics, a radical approach to form is as important as content. Anarchist literature joins other critical approaches to creative production in attempting to break down divisions between readers and writer, audience and artist, encouraging all to become active participants in the creative process.

Active Anarchy: Political Practice in Contemporary Movements

Now available from Lexington Books...

"Jeff Shantz's Active Anarchy gives anarchism its due as the do-it-yourself dynamic driving a new generation of social movements. As Shantz shows, these anarchic movements rock to a different sort of rhythm -- a rhythm founded on the subterranean beat of Bakunin, Bey, Kropotkin, Goldman, and Debord, and attuned today to autonomy and anti-authoritarian invention. Taking the reader with him into the battles of black blocs, freegans, and Reclaim the Streets activists, Shantz provides a courageous, wide-ranging account of progressive social change in action."—Jeff Ferrell, author of Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy

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Constructive Anarchy: Building Infrastructures of Resistance

{2010, hardcover from Ashgate, now Routledge, 2013 edition}

A Creative Passion: Anarchism and Culture

NEW! Now available from Cambridge Scholars Press From the book... Table of Contents (see below) Foreword Introduction Index Jeff edited this exciting collection of new essays from various authors whose chapters examine anarchism and dada, Wole Soyinka's anarchism, eco-anarchy and critiques of capitalist civilization, DIY anarcho-punk assaults on corporate culture industries, and anarchism and drama.



or, here's the whole book as a pdf: creativepassion.gidget.koumbit.org

and here.


Racism and Borders: Representation, Repression, Resistance

Now available from ALGORA Publishing....
(also $19.95 from Amazon.com)
Despite claims about globalization, we see increasing surveillance, tightened restrictions and growing punitive regimes at international borders.

This critical collection examines processes of racialization in relation to border regulations and restrictions. It analyses border controls, racism, and representations of race, within multinational contexts as aspects of neo-liberal governance. It also looks at means by which people resist or challenge racialization.

This collection uses the lenses of sociology, criminology, art, literary criticism and political science to critically examine varied processes of racialization, criminalization and resistance in relation to borders with reference to multi-national contexts in the current period.

Racial Profiling and Borders: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives

See it at Vandeplas Publishing.

[Cover IMG: "Racial Profiling and Borders: International Interdisciplinary Perspectives"] Racial profiling and border security have become characteristic features of governance in Western liberal democracies during the twenty-first century. This new collection provides an important multi-national perspective on an issue of great and growing concern, particularly but not exclusively in the context of corporate globalization and neo-liberal governance.

Despite the growing significance of regimes of racial profiling, surveillance and tightened border controls in the post-9/11 period, there have been very few extended analyses of racial profiling in different eras and contexts, particularly at borders.

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