ByVishwam Jamie Heckert Abbey S Willis
This entry briefly draws out some historical and contemporary relationships among queer and anarchist theories and practices, highlighting the rise of a distinctive form of queer anarchism. This queer anarchism has roots in the earliest anarchist theorists who, like contemporary queer theorists, saw clear links between hierarchies of political economy and rigid constructions of the individual (e.g. vis a vis gender and sexuality). Drawing strength from roots in the overlaps and differences in queer and anarchist traditions, queer anarchism offers cultural, analytical and practical tools for addressing contemporary challenges to individual and collective freedom, equality and vitality.