Expect Resistance


Expect Resistance

Infobox Book
name = Expect Resistance


image_caption =
author = Anonymous
illustrator =
cover_artist =
country = United States
language = English
series =
subject = anarchism
genre = philosophy, lifestyle, self-help
publisher = CrimethInc.
release_date = December 2007
english release date =
media_type =
pages = 346 pages
isbn = ISBN 0-9709101-6-9
preceded_by = Recipes for Disaster
followed_by =

"Expect Resistance" is a self-described crimethink field manual published by CrimethInc. in 2007.

Composition

The book is composed of three books within the book that can be read separately or together. The first of these is a theoretical text which follows the investigation into modern life and its discontents which began in the collective's 2000 text "Days of War, Nights of Love"; [http://www.crimethinc.com/books/er.html "Expect Resistance"] at CrimethInc.com] this section incorporates CrimethInc. material from 2000 to 2004, augmented and refined with a significant amount of new content. The second text is a novella comprised of the accounts, narrated by three contributors, of the attempts of anarchist adventurers to pursue their dreams in the real world, while the third book is an intertextual merger of the first two texts.

Reception

The book was favourably received by Infoshop.org; one reviewer singled out the personal stories scattered throughout the work for particular praise, [" [http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2008turkey-reviews-crimethinc Review: Expect Resistance] ", Infoshop.org, 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-17.] whilst another lauded the book as "a field manual for a field on which all manuals are useless, a meditation on individual transformation and collective resistance in disastrous times, and a masterpiece that raises the bar for radical publishing." [" [http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2007crimethinc-book CrimethInc. Unveils New Book, EXPECT RESISTANCE] ", Infoshop.org, 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-02-17] Red Emma's infoshop also complimented the book's intertextual weaving of narrative and theory. [cite web
url=http://www.redemmas.org/books/36/
title=Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse : Expect Resistance: A Crimethinc Field Manual
publisher=Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse
accessdate=2008-02-22
] Cultural critic Greil Marcus commented:

bquote|At first glance, it appears to be a collage of memoirs and polemics, but don t be fooled: what they [are] really doing here is telling the creation myth backwards as the symmetrical conclusion to the history of the world. Escaping exile in an alien dystopia, human beings storm paradise and, upon reentering, tear off their clothes without shame. God s judgment is overturned, nonsense is unlearned, a woman presents an apple to a snake, symbolizing the release of nature from the yoke of human will. Genders cease to be rigidly defined, each person becoming a complete unity of masculine and feminine characteristics. Finally, in only seven days time, the entirety of the old world is unmade, and on the last evening the lights of all cities, no longer powered by vast unsustainable infrastructures, blink out one by one. [cite web
url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970910169/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
title=Expect Resistance: A Crimethink Field Manual
work=Editorial Reviews
publisher=Amazon.com
accessdate=2008-06-14
last=Marcus
first=Greil
authorlink=Greil Marcus
]

References

*cite web |url=http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2007/12/08/read-and-reading-tremble/ |title=Read and Reading Tremble |accessdate=2007-12-09 |last=Traven |first=B. |date=2007-12-08 |work=CrimethInc. Far East Blog |publisher=CrimethInc.


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