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What is Queer Anarchism ?

+4 votes
I recently re-read through Queer Ultraviolence, the Bash Back! Anthology as I loved much of the writing and ideas in there. So, in addition to the general question of "What is Queer Anarchism?," there are the specific interests of:

-early queer anarchist ideas among writers/proponents
-literature with queer, anarchistic themes (zines, magazines, books, websites)
-the history of the ideas
-especially radical queer literature and/or individuals who are critical of identity politics (Bash Back! has such an interesting history with that issue)
-anything on this topic
-the differences between queer anarchism and non-anarchist queer ideas
asked Oct 29, 2014 by Artificiality (10,010 points)
edited Oct 29, 2014 by Artificiality

2 Answers

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I just think it's lgbtqia people who happen to be anarchists
answered Dec 11, 2014 by Joshua_Gibson (150 points)
If this is a joke, I might give a thumbs up. I laughed when I read it.
+2 votes
my understanding is that queer is most interesting/meaningful/relevant when it refers to things that aren't normal, that can't be taken for granted.
so queering something means to keep that thing from becoming or being bland, predictable, etc.
so queer anarchy would reflect that, as well as allude to the sexualities of those involved.

edit to add: other things to read
baeden 1 and 2, pink and black (RIP), i'll add more as i remember them.
(and i'm not sure what other parts of your question mean.)
answered Dec 11, 2014 by dot (50,660 points)
edited Dec 11, 2014 by dot
Hey Dot,
The other parts of my question (the random list) are about anything related to Queer Anarchism or a comparison of general queer theory compares to a more anarchistic queer set of ideas. I wanted to make sure that my question was not overly focused on the Bash Back! tendency or project.
"so queering something means to keep that thing from becoming or being bland, predictable, etc."

Yes.

Also, I am interested in the history of combining queer and anarchist ideas. I think they are inherently intersecting like many anarchists I would assume (does that make me an ass ?). I am interested in how material like Gender Trouble, Against Equality, Queering Anarchism, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots ?, Emma Goldman's writing on sexuality and anti-blandness, and other literature reflect this history.

I want to check out Free Comrades when I get a chance:
http://www.akpress.org/freecomradesakpress.html
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