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Radical Thought Reading Group

January 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 12, 2021

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PST
Zoom Link


Alex – alex@neighborhoodanarchists.org


This ten-week reading group will explore some key texts in radical thought, including texts by Marx, the early anarchists, feminist theorists, and scholars of contemporary radical movements. The reading schedule for the group mirrors the syllabus for PS 433 Marx and Radical Thought at the University of Oregon. Because PS 433 has a limited class size – and UO tuition is prohibitively expensive – I wanted to create a more informal space for people to engage with this material outside of university limitations. All the readings will be available for download as PDFs via this Google drive link.

Feel free to show up every week or only the weeks that interest you. That being said, I do encourage you to come to the first week’s meeting so that we can get a feel for what people want to get out of the group. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Tentative Reading Schedule

— Jan. 7
No readings for this week, we’ll introduce ourselves, go over stack basics, discuss how much we’re comfortable reading each week, and talk about other introductory matters

– Jan. 14
Marx, “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” in The Marx-Engels Reader (pp. 70-86)

– Jan. 21

One or both:
o Marx, “Wage Labour and Capital” in The Marx-Engels Reader (p. 203-217)
o Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” in The Marx-Engels Reader (pp. 469-500)

– Jan. 28

One or both:
o Kropotkin (1902) “Mutual Aid” in Dogmas and Dreams: A Reader in Modern Political Ideologies (pp. 379-390)
o Bakunin, “Critique of the Marxist Theory of the State” in Bakunin on Anarchy (pp.325-333)

– Feb. 4

Goldman, “What I Believe” in Red Emma Speaks: An Emma Goldman Reader (pp. 48-60) Goldman, “Anarchism: What it Really Stands For” in Red Emma Speaks: An Emma Goldman Reader (pp. 61-77)

– Feb. 11

One or both:
o Federici, (2012) “The Reproduction of Labour-power in the Global Economy, Marxist Theory and the Unfinished Feminist Revolution” in Revolution at Point Zero (pp. 91-114)
o Bonds and Inwood, (2016) “Beyond white privilege: Geographies of white supremacy and settler colonialism.” Progress in Human Geography.

– Feb. 18

One or both:
o Gibson-Graham, (2006) “Waiting for the Revolution” in The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy (pp. 251-265)
o Graeber, “Actions,” in Direct Action: An Ethnography (pp. 359-436)

– Feb. 25

Graeber, “Meetings,” in Direct Action: An Ethnography (pp. 287-358)
NAC, “Consensus Decision Making” https://neighborhoodanarchists.org/facilitation#consensus
We’ll use the consensus process to pick what we want to read for the final two weeks

– Mar. 4

“Postscript on the Societies of Control” by Deleuze and “The Future of the Left” by Bookchin.

Mar. 11

Liat Ben-Moshe’s Decarcerating Disability. The chapter is titled “Abolition in Deinstitutionalization.”

All the readings can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-WUJ3DlyUaTKNYmNMWIUij4_0tSbW_GQ


January 7, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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