Feminist Legal Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 113–116 | Cite as

Jamie Heckert and Richard Cleminson (eds): Anarchism and Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power

Routledge, New York, 2011, 238 pp, price £80, ISBN: 978-0-415-59989-4
  • Donna McCormackEmail author
Book Review

Anarchism and Sexualityreaches out to revise existing histories, question present relations and put into action unimagined futures. This critical text emerges out of a conference, on the intersections of anarchism and sexuality, organised by the editors in 2006. Comprised of nine scholarly essays, four ‘poetic interludes’, an interview with Judith Butler and a preface by Judy Greenway, the text offers an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relations between ethics, power and everyday intimacies. It is a politically motivated collection, exploring how to make possible and liveable outlawed, non-normative and/or subversive desires, sexualities, movements, writings, gatherings, genders, collectivities and artistic expressions. Each piece engages with the overarching themes of the title, some proposing nuanced and thoughtful analyses of queer, desire, subjectivity and autonomy, and others examining historical trends of affect, anarchism, post-anarchism and post-structuralism. The...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helsinki Collegium for Advanced StudiesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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