Erica Lagalisse joins us to explore anarchist history, gender and intersectionality, secret societies, the occult, and conspiracy...In the nineteenth century anarchists were accused of conspiracy by governments afraid of revolution, but in the current century various “conspiracy theories” suggest that anarchists are controlled by government itself. The Illuminati were a network of intellectuals who argued for self-government and against private property, yet the public is now often told that they were (and are) the very group that controls governments and defends private property around the world.Intervening in such misinformation, anthropologist Erica Lagalisse sets straight the history of the Left and illustrates the actual relationship between revolutionism, pantheistic occult philosophy, and the clandestine fraternity.“ Fun and fascinating, playful and serious at once, Occult Features of Anarchism reveals further why and how the social worlds of the Left often carelessly reproduce and even further entrench mainstream forms of gendered power .” —Sally Cole---Remember you can buy your tickets in the shop & save yourself the eventbrite booking fee :PThe bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE , or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it here .As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event! These are intended to make the evening accessible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can’t, thanks!---Erica Lagalisse is an anthropologist and writer. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the International Inequalities Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is conducting a research project on dynamics surrounding the “conspiracy theory” in social movement spaces.