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.


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.


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
title=Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse : Expect Resistance: A Crimethinc Field Manual
publisher=Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse
] 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
title=Expect Resistance: A Crimethink Field Manual
work=Editorial Reviews
authorlink=Greil Marcus


*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.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • German resistance — Not to be confused with Werwolf. Memorial plaque to resistance members and wreath at the Bendlerblock, Berlin The German resistance (Widerstand) was the opposition by individuals and groups in Germany to Adolf Hitler or the National Socialist… …   Wikipedia

  • German Resistance — The German Resistance refers to those individuals and groups in Nazi Germany who opposed the regime of Adolf Hitler between 1933 and 1945. Some of these engaged in active plans to remove Hitler from power and overthrow his regime. Their plans… …   Wikipedia

  • The Resistance (album) — The Resistance Studio album by Muse Released 14 September 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • List of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo characters — The universe of the anime and manga series Bobobo bo Bo bobo is a home to a wide array of fictional characters. Contents 1 Main characters 1.1 Bobobo bo Bo bobo 1.2 Beauty 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • CrimethInc. — CrimethInc. Ex Workers Collective CrimethInc. hand logo Type Decentralized collective Purpose/focus The pursuit of a freer and more joyous world …   Wikipedia

  • CrimethInc. publications — Ne plus ultra edition of Days of War, Nights of Love (2000), one of the most prominent CrimethInc. publications. CrimethInc. is a decentralized anarchist collective which emerged in mid 1990s North America from its beginnings as the hardcore… …   Wikipedia

  • Don't Just Vote, Get Active — Don t Just Vote logo from CrimethInc. promotional campaign leaflet Don t Just Vote, Get Active, also known as Don t Just (Not) Vote[1] (DJV) was an open, decentralized national campaign in the United States of America initiated by the CrimethInc …   Wikipedia

  • CrimethInc. Guerilla Film Series, Volume One — Directed by Tim Lewis, Tim Ream Written by Tim Lewis, Tim Ream Music by John Zorn, Catharsis Editing by Tim …   Wikipedia

  • Origins of society — The origins of society the evolutionary emergence of distinctively human social organization is an important topic within evolutionary biology, anthropology, prehistory and palaeolithic archaeology.[1][2] While little is known for certain,… …   Wikipedia

  • Montenegrin Orthodox Church — Црногорска православна црква Crnogorska pravoslavna crkva Coat of arms of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church Founder Antonije Abramović Independence 1993.[ …   Wikipedia