Corvus Editions

Corvus Editions: ANARCHISMS

“The ANARCHISMS series is an attempt to collect a wide range of personal statements and introductory accounts regarding anarchism. They are presented without regard to tendency and without editorial comment. No reader is likely to find everything collected to their taste, but most readers will be likely to encounter some new perspectives.” […]

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Corvus Editions: The Archive

I’m in the process of uploading all of the Corvus Editions pamphlets of which I still have pdf copies. My goal is to make important texts available in imposed, printable form—and also to complete a few unfinished projects along the way. […]

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Corvus Editions: Cultural Studies

CE-1901 pdf Dromologies/Pornologies Dromologies: Paul Virilio: Speed, Cinema, and the End of the Political State [text] Pornologies: Dworkin, Bataille, Foucault: Sex/Violence/Power/Knowledge My grad school years were also some of the early years of the World […]

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Corvus Editions: The History of Mutualism

The History of Mutualism was among the series I was most excited about publishing, despite the fact that, in the years I was dragging them around to book fairs, enthusiasm for this sort of deep historical material was perhaps not sufficient to justify the weight in my luggage. But Corvus Editions was basically unintelligible as a purely commercial enterprise, particularly in the period when there were still plenty of bookfairs on the west coast. The point was often just to spread the most unlikely things out on the table as if they belonged there—in the hope that, at some point, some of them really would. […]

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“LeftLiberty” and “The Mutualist” (2009-2011)

The Corvus Editions project started with LeftLiberty: A Journal of Mutualist Anarchist Theory and History, a zine produced in the context of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, a “big tent” coalition of “market anarchists.” It lasted for two issues and received almost no attention. As my own trajectory started to diverge from that of the Alliance, the project was reinvented as The Mutualist: A Journal for Free Absolutes, with an explicitly “neo-Proudhonian” emphasis. The one issue published shows all the signs, I think, of a project being pursued to please no one but myself. Subsequent issues suffered from the difficulty that has always haunted my attempts at publication: I was uncovering new material at such a rate that my critical and interpretive writings were often “out of date” long before I could finish writing them. I eventually collected the best of LeftLiberty, together with some posts from my blog, in a special “0” issue of The Mutualist, which, from a historical standpoint, is interesting as an anticipation of the Contr’un zine series and as one of the first Corvus Editions to use what would become the “house style” in layout and typography.  […]

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Corvus Editions: Anarchistic Frontiers

I am not sure there is any way forward but to gather together the fruits of the last couple of decades or research and present them for use, as if there was an audience ready and willing to use them. And since we’re talking about works deemed insufficiently commercial even for the niches filled by anarchist publishers and academic presses, the way to do that is through print-on-demand volumes. So the next phase of the Corvus Edition story involves a line of collections published through Lulu. […]