Why, at given historical moments, do rebellions seem to erupt synchronously around the globe? In the new edited collection Spontaneous Combustion, authors draw upon George Katsiaficas' notion of "the eros effect" to make sense of this phenomenon. Through case studies, analytic elaborations, and critical rejoinders, Spontaneous Combustion unearths the erotic dimensions of global revolt.
AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an author, activist, and social theorist ever since. His publications include Sociology for Charing the World (2006), Black Bloc, White Riot (2010), and Keywords for Radicals (2016). Between 2005 and 2012 he served on the Editorial Committee of Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action.