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Pub Date: 12/04/2018

Pages: 250

Publisher: AK Press

Imprint: AK Press

ISBN 13: 9781849353380

ISBN 10: 1849353387

Price: $20.00


By AK Thompson

Price: $20.00



About the Book

Bringing together a decade’s worth of AK Thompson’s essays on the culture of revolt, Premonitions offers an engaged and engaging assessment of contemporary radical politics. Inspired by the writings of Walter Benjamin, Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to address themes ranging from violence and representation to Romanticism and death. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream cultural offerings or tracing an imperiled course toward the moment of reckoning, the essays in Premonitions are provocations set to spark debate and kindle fires in the night.   

About the Book

An assessment of contemporary radical politics, inspired by the writings of Walter Benjamin and addressing themes from violence and representation to Romanticism and death.


AK Thompson is an activist, author, and social theorist. Currently a professor of social movements and social change at Ithaca College, his publications include Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (2006), Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent (2010), Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (2017) and co-edited Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016). Between 2005 and 2012, he served on the Editorial Committee of Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action.