References for “Mechanical failures and anarchist freedom”

<Actual essay coming soon>

In this essay, I talk about metaphors for freedom among anarchists. I particularly discuss a metaphor concerning failure in complex systems, pointing out that anarchists relate freedom to the deep transformation of social patterns. Here are the references I cited in this essay:

  • BENALLY, Klee. Introduction: Indigenous Anarchism is a collect call. In: BLACK SEED (Ed.). Not on Any Map: Indigenous Anarchy in an Anti-political World. Writings from Black Seed, a journal of green and indigenous anarchy, and beyond. Berkeley: Pistols Drawn, 2021. P. i–xiii.
  • BOOKCHIN, Murray. The Ecology of Freedom: the emergence and dissolution of hierarchy. Palo Alto: Cheshire Books, 1982.
  • DAY-WOODS, Shaun. Dancing & Digging: Proverbs on Freedom & Nature. Night Forest Press, 2021.
    • I have reviewed this book here.
  • DIAS, Álvaro Machado. Por que algoritmos decisórios falham. Folha de São Paulo, 2023. Available from: Visited on: 4 Nov. 2023.
  • FERGUSON, Kathy E. The Feminist Case Against Bureaucracy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
  • GELDERLOOS, Peter. Worshipping power: an anarchist view of early state formation. Chico: AK Press, 2016.
  • [on Guy Debord:] GRAEBER, David. Direct Action: An Ethnography. Edinburgh: AK Press, 2009.
  • GRAEBER, David. The utopia of rules: on technology, stupidity, and the secret joys of bureaucracy. London: Melville House, 2015.
  • [on Diego de Santillán:] GRUPO DE ESTUDIOS JOSÉ DOMINGO GÓMEZ ROJAS. 101 definiciones del anarquismo. 2nd ed. Santiago: Editorial Eleuterio, 2017.
  • HECKERT, J. Anarchy without Opposition. In: DARING, C. B. et al. (Eds.). Queering anarchism: addressing and undressing power and desire. Edinburgh: AK Press, 2012. p. 50–59.
  • KINNA, Ruth. Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.
  • LAURSEN, Eric. The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State. Chico: AK Press, 2021.
  • MORGAN, Richard. The Making of Kropotkin’s Anarchist Thought: Disease, Degeneration, Health and The Bio-Political Dimension. Milton: Routledge, 2021.
  • [on Hobbes:] NEOCLEOUS, Mark. The Monster and the Police: Dexter to Hobbes. In: CORREIA, David; WALL, Tyler (Eds.). Violent Order: Essays on the Nature of Police. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2021. P. 141–158.
  • PELTON, Josh. Engineering Wisdom: Tolerance & Failing Gracefully. 2018. Available from: Visited on: 31 Oct. 2023.
  • PELTON, Josh. How Complex Systems Fail. 2021a. Available from: Visited on: 13 May 2022.
  • PELTON, Josh. Social Rationality. 2021b. Available from: Visited on: 18 July 2022.
  • RECLUS, Élisée. A evolução, a revolução e o ideal anarquista. Translation by Plínio Augusto Coêlho. São Paulo: Imaginário, 2002[1898].
    • There’s an English version here, but it’s just excerpts, the one I’m referencing is much longer.
  • ROBINSON, Cedric J. The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership. Albany: SUNY Press, 1980.
  • [on Zapatistas:] SHENKER, Sarah Dee. Towards a world in which many worlds fit?: Zapatista autonomous education as an alternative means of development. International Journal of Educational Development, v. 32, n. 3, p. 432–443, 2012.
  • TRESCH, John. The Romantic Machine. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • VARELA, Francisco. Reflections On The Chilean Civil War. In: BROWN JR., God. Edmund G. et al. (Eds.). Lindisfarne Letter 8: The Cultural Contradictions of Power. Crestone: the Lindisfarne Association, 1979. P. 13–19.
  • WOODS, David D. et al. Behind Human Error: Cognitive Systems, Computers, and Hindsight. Columbus: The Ohio State University, 1994.
  • ZUBOFF, Shoshana. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. London: Profile Books, 2019.