Essays, articles and interviews

Coming February 2022 Driving with strangers: what hitchhiking tells us about humanity. Manchester University Press £20 Hardback (illustrated)  PRE-ORDER

(2012, reprint 2014) ‘The hitchhiker as a theorist

from Kinna, R. (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Anarchism (paperback version).

(2005) 'In praise of gift economics' (editorial), Anarchist Studies 13 (1) Autumn p1-2.

(2021) Review of Jeff Shantz's  Organizing Anarchy: Anarchism in action (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020) published in  Volume 50, Issue 6 of Contemporary Sociology (Sage). This is the 'accepted version' not locked behind an academic paywall.

​​​​​​Interview with Dana M. Williams

In 2014/15 Dana interviewed many sociologists and anarchists he knew about the intersection between these two ways of understanding the world. The full resource is available at https://skap.noblogs.org/

My own humble contribution is at https://skap.noblogs.org/interviewees/jonathan-purkis/

 

(2004) ‘Consuming heresy: theoretical and practical problems of challenging consumerism in contemporary protest cultures’ in Morland, D. & J. Carter (eds.) Anti-Capitalist Britain, London: New Clarion Press.

(2004, reprint 2012)Towards an Anarchist Sociology’ in Changing Anarchism (Manchester University Press).

(2002). 'Modern Millenarians?: Anticonsumerism, Anarchism and the New Urban Environmentalism.' Direct Action in British Environmentalism. Ed. Brian Doherty, Matthew Paterson, and Benjamin Seel. New York: Routledge. 107-125.

(2001) 'Leaderless Cultures: The Problem of Authority in a Radical Environment Group'. In Leadership and Social Movements; Barker, C., Johnson, A., Lavalette, M., Eds.; Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK; pp. 160–177.

 

(2001) ‘A Sociology of Environmental Protest’ PhD thesis,

(three separate documents - Chapters 1-4; 5-9; bibliography)

(1996). “Daring to Dream: Idealism in the Philosophy, Organization and Campaigning Strategies of Earth First!. To Make Another World: Studies in Protest and Collective Action. Ed. Colin Barker and ‎Paul M. Kennedy. Aldershot: Avebury, 197-215.

(1996) 'The City as a site of ethical consumption and resistancein Wynne, D. & O'Connor, J. (eds) From the Margins to the Centre, Aldershot: Arena. (This is the 2017 e-book version)

(1996) ‘Shouting in the Street: popular culture, values and the new ethnography’ (with Andy Lovatt) in Wynne, D. & O'Connor, J. (eds) From the Margins to the Centre, Aldershot: Arena

(NB - this is a googlebooks' abridged version that provides a good gist of the arguments)

A 2017 e-book version is on the Taylor & Francis website. (Good luck getting it!)

(1996) Review Article: York, M. 'The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-pagan Movements', Sociology Vol 30, 3. p 628-629.

(1994) Book Review of Pile, S. and Keith, M. (1993) 'Place and the Politics of Identity', Sociology vol. 28, 3: pp. 827-828.

(1993) Interview for BBC Radio 1 on the Twyford Down anti-M3 road extension protest and the 'Dongas Tribe'. (Conducted 1 November, Phil Korbel). 

(2012/2004) ‘Why Anarchism still matters’ (co-written with James Bowen) introduction to Changing Anarchism. Manchester University Press.

(2012/2004) 'How Anarchism still matters' (co-written with James Bowen)

concluding essay to Changing Anarchism, Manchester University Press.

(2007) 'Facilitating diversity: some thoughts on being a book reviews editor, Anarchist Studies, 15 (2) Autumn, pp 5-7.

(2004) ‘Not complicated, but complex: ideology, discourse and misunderstanding’ (a response to Karen Goaman) (with Graeme Chesters and Ian Welsh), Anarchist Studies, 12, (1): 76-81.

(2003) ‘Redefining Anarchism for the Twenty-First Century: Some Modest Beginnings’ (co-written with Ian Welsh). Anarchist Studies, 11, 1, pp. 5-12. (Special edition on Direct Action - co-edited with Ian Welsh)

(1997) ‘The Responsible Anarchist: Transport, Consumerism and the Future' in Twenty-First century anarchism, London: Cassell.

(1997) ‘The Masks of Anarchy’ (with James Bowen) introduction to Twenty-First century anarchism, London: Cassell.

PLEASE NOTE. This is in the process of being updated and is not my full publication list.. 

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