On Anarchism

On Anarchism

Refuting the notion of anarchism as a fixed idea, and disputing the traditional fault lines between anarchism and socialism, this is a book sure to challenge, provoke and inspire.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241969618

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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On Anarchism is an essential introduction to the Noam Chomsky's political theory. On Anarchism sheds a much needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews to provide a short, accessible introduction to his distinctively optimistic brand of anarchism. Refuting the notion of anarchism as a fixed idea, and disputing the traditional fault lines between anarchism and socialism, this is a book sure to challenge, provoke and inspire. Profoundly relevant to our times, it is a touchstone for political activists and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of anarchism, or of Chomsky's thought. 'Arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling and influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Gaza in Crisis, Making the Future and Occupy. Nathan Schneider is the author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism A Very Short Introduction

Anarchism  A Very Short Introduction

Is anarchism more 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is currently perceived? Colin Ward explains what anarchism means and who anarchists are in this illuminating and accessible introduction to the subject.

Author: Colin Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192804778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 109

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What do anarchists want? Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is anarchism more 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is currently perceived? Colin Ward explains what anarchism means and who anarchists are in this illuminating and accessible introduction to the subject.
Categories: Philosophy

Anarchism

Anarchism

Includes "Law and Authority," arguing social control through custom and education, and "Prisons and Their Moral Influence on Prisoners," expressing the evils of the prison system, and other documents.

Author: Peter Kropotkin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486419558

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Includes "Law and Authority," arguing social control through custom and education, and "Prisons and Their Moral Influence on Prisoners," expressing the evils of the prison system, and other documents.
Categories: Social Science

Two Cheers for Anarchism

Two Cheers for Anarchism

In the course of telling these stories, Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects: public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, ...

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691161037

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing--one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself. Beginning with what Scott calls "the law of anarchist calisthenics," an argument for law-breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing, each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth. In the course of telling these stories, Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects: public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, playgrounds, and the practice of historical explanation. Far from a dogmatic manifesto, Two Cheers for Anarchism celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities.
Categories: Political Science

Demanding the Impossible

Demanding the Impossible

Offers the history and ideology of anarchism, which is based on the philosophy that individuals should be able to manage their lives without the involvement of a government.

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Pm Press

ISBN: 1604860642

Category: History

Page: 818

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Offers the history and ideology of anarchism, which is based on the philosophy that individuals should be able to manage their lives without the involvement of a government.
Categories: History

Making Sense of Anarchism

Making Sense of Anarchism

The methodological presumption of rationality is the book's driving principle in attempting a coherent interpretation of Malatesta's intentions, beliefs and actions.

Author: Davide Turcato

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230301795

Category: History

Page: 275

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Many historians consider naIvety, absurdity and stupidity as anarchism's obvious attributes. They emphasize the abysmal gap between the anarchists' aims and means, their ideal and reality. Yet could the gap be between reality and the observer's understanding, instead? Or is 'making sense of anarchism' a hopeless oxymoron? Davide Turcato addresses these questions as he investigates the ideas and action of one of the most prominent and underrated anarchists, the Italian, Errico Malatesta, during the central years of his life. The methodological presumption of rationality is the book's driving principle in attempting a coherent interpretation of Malatesta's intentions, beliefs and actions. Between the two paths of liberal democracy and state socialism, anarchism has been unanimously regarded as a dead end; Malatesta regarded it as an open road. Reassessed in the light of a 'principle of rational accommodation' his revolutionary attempts surprisingly appear as sound and rational experiments in the pursuit of the collective good.
Categories: History

Christian Anarchism

Christian Anarchism

Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as “secular” anarchism.

Author: Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845406622

Category: Religion

Page: 463

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Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as “secular” anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most famous proponent, but there are many others, such as Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the people associated with the Catholic Worker movement. They offer a compelling critique of the state, the church and the economy based on the New Testament.
Categories: Religion

Changing Anarchism

Changing Anarchism

This collection epitomises the rich diversity that exists within contemporary anarchism as well as demonstrating its ongoing relevance as a sociological tool.

Author: Jonathan Purkis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719066948

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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The massive protests against globalisation in recent years have re-awoken interest in anarchism. Changing anarchism sets out to reposition anarchist theory and practice by documenting contemporary anarchist practice and providing a viable analytical framework for understanding it. The contributions here, from both academics and activists, raise challenging and sometimes provocative questions about the complex nature of power and resistance to it. The areas covered include: sexuality and identity; psychological dependency on technology; libertarian education; religion and spirituality; protest tactics; mental health and artistic expression; and the ongoing 'metaphorical wars' against drugs and terror. This collection epitomises the rich diversity that exists within contemporary anarchism as well as demonstrating its ongoing relevance as a sociological tool.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism

Anarchism

This 1980 book aims to vindicate the central argument of anarchism as presented by leading anarchists.

Author: Alan Ritter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521233248

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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This 1980 book aims to vindicate the central argument of anarchism as presented by leading anarchists.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism

Anarchism

"The essential introduction to the classical anarchist thinkers." - Mark Leier, Simon Fraser University

Author: George Woodcock

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551116294

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

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"The essential introduction to the classical anarchist thinkers." - Mark Leier, Simon Fraser University
Categories: Political Science

Queering Anarchism

Queering Anarchism

Queering Anarchism brings together a diverse set of writings ranging from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal that explore the possibilities of the concept of "queering," turning the dominant, and largely heteronormative, ...

Author: Deric Shannon

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781849351218

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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“A much-needed collection that thinks through power, desire, and human liberation. These pieces are sure to raise the level of debate about sexuality, gender, and the ways that they tie in with struggles against our ruling institutions.”?Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Outlaw Woman “Against the austerity of straight politics, Queering Anarchism sketches the connections between gender mutiny, queer sexualities, and anti-authoritarian desires. Through embodied histories and incendiary critique, the contributors gathered here show how we must not stop at smashing the state; rather normativity itself is the enemy of all radical possibility.”—Eric A. Stanley, co-editor of Captive Genders What does it mean to "queer" the world around us? How does the radical refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT identity as a new gender norm come into focus in the context of anarchist theory and practice? How do our notions of orientation inform our politics?and vice versa? Queering Anarchism brings together a diverse set of writings ranging from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal that explore the possibilities of the concept of "queering," turning the dominant, and largely heteronormative, structures of belief and identity entirely inside out. Ranging in topic from the economy to disability, politics, social structures, sexual practice, interpersonal relationships, and beyond, the authors here suggest that queering might be more than a set of personal preferences?pointing toward the possibility of an entirely new way of viewing the world. Contributors include Jamie Heckert, Sandra Jeppesen, Ben Shepard, Ryan Conrad, Jerimarie Liesegang, Jason Lydon, Susan Song, Stephanie Grohmann, Liat Ben-Moshe, Anthony J. Nocella, A.J. Withers, and more. Deric Shannon, C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, and Abbey Volcano are anarchists and activists who work in a wide variety of radical, feminist, and queer communities across the United States.
Categories: Social Science

African Anarchism

African Anarchism

African Anarchism covers a wide range of topics, including anarchistic elements in traditional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's economic and political development, the lintering social, political, and economic effects of ...

Author: Sam Mbah

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 9781937276607

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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African Anarchism covers a wide range of topics, including anarchistic elements in traditional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's economic and political development, the lintering social, political, and economic effects of colonialism, the development of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a possible means of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.
Categories: Political Science

The Government of No One

The Government of No One

Skillfully introducing us to the nuanced theories of a range of anarchist groups from around the world, The Government of No One reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries.

Author: Ruth Kinna

Publisher: Pelican

ISBN: 014198466X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Often associated with chaos or disorder, anarchy defies definition and routinely gets a bad press. And yet from Occupy to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever. Contrary to popular perception, different strands of anarchism - from individualism to collectivism - do follow certain structures and a shared sense of purpose: a belief in freedom and working towards collective good without the interference of the state. In this masterful, sympathetic account, political theorist Ruth Kinna traces the tumultuous history of anarchism, starting with thinkers and activists such as Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman and through key events like the Paris Commune and the Haymarket affair. Skillfully introducing us to the nuanced theories of a range of anarchist groups from around the world, The Government of No One reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries.
Categories: Political Science

Postmodern Anarchism

Postmodern Anarchism

Delving into the anarchist writings of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Baudrillard, and exploring the cyberpunk fiction of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, theorist Lewis Call examines the new philosophical current where anarchism meets ...

Author: Lewis Call

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739105221

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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Delving into the anarchist writings of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Baudrillard, and exploring the cyberpunk fiction of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, theorist Lewis Call examines the new philosophical current where anarchism meets postmodernism. This theoretical stream moves beyond anarchism's conventional attacks on capital and the state to criticize those forms of rationality, consciousness, and language that implicitly underwrite all economic and political power. Call argues that postmodernism's timely influence updates anarchism, making it relevant to the political culture of the new millennium.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism

Anarchism

Author: Daniel Guerin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583674925

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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Categories: Political Science

ABC of Anarchism

ABC of Anarchism

This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in Russian history and political philosophy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce.

Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447486916

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

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Originally published in 1929, this early work by Alexander Berkman is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It is designed as an introduction to Communist Anarchism and outlines the main philosophical principles of the concept. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in Russian history and political philosophy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism

Anarchism

In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes directly to the heart of this controversial ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism and the different tactics and strategies that have been used by anarchists ...

Author: Ruth Kinna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780741277

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Would you want a world without government? In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes directly to the heart of this controversial ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism and the different tactics and strategies that have been used by anarchists throughout history to achieve their ends. Kinna covers themes both historical and acutely contemporary, including: Could anarchy ever really be a viable alternative to the state? Can anarchist ideals ever be consistent with the justification of violence? How has anarchism influenced the anti-globalization movement?
Categories: Political Science

Post scarcity Anarchism

Post scarcity Anarchism

An inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchal, ecologically-minded and anti-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs.

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 1904859062

Category: Nature

Page: 199

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An inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchal, ecologically-minded and anti-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs.
Categories: Nature

Social Anarchism Or Lifestyle Anarchism

Social Anarchism Or Lifestyle Anarchism

In an era of privatism, kicks, introversion, and postmodernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the growing nihilistic trends that threaten to undermine the revolutionary tradition of anarchism and co-opt its fragments into a ...

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 187317683X

Category: Political Science

Page: 86

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In an era of privatism, kicks, introversion, and postmodernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the growing nihilistic trends that threaten to undermine the revolutionary tradition of anarchism and co-opt its fragments into a harmless personalistic, yuppie ideology of social accommodation that presents no threat to the existing powers that be.
Categories: Political Science

Anarchism The Mexican Working Class 1860 1931

Anarchism   The Mexican Working Class  1860 1931

This work is based largely on primary sources, and the bibliography contains a definitive listing of anarchist and radical working-class newspapers for the period.

Author: John M. Hart

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292704008

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The anarchist movement had a crucial impact upon the Mexican working class between 1860 and 1931. John M. Hart destroys some old myths and brings new information to light as he explores anarchism's effect on the development of the Mexican urban working-class and agrarian movements. Hart shows how the ideas of European anarchist thinkers took root in Mexico, how they influenced revolutionary tendencies there, and why anarchism was ultimately unsuccessful in producing real social change in Mexico. He explains the role of the working classes during the Mexican Revolution, the conflict between urban revolutionary groups and peasants, and the ensuing confrontation between the new revolutionary elite and the urban working class. The anarchist tradition traced in this study is extremely complex. It involves various social classes, including intellectuals, artisans, and ordinary workers; changing social conditions; and political and revolutionary events which reshaped ideologies. During the nineteenth century the anarchists could be distinguished from their various working- class socialist and trade unionist counterparts by their singular opposition to government. In the twentieth century the lines became even clearer because of hardening anarchosyndicalist, anarchistcommunist, trade unionist, and Marxist doctrines. In charting the rise and fall of anarchism, Hart gives full credit to the roles of other forms of socialism and Marxism in Mexican working-class history. Mexican anarchists whose contributions are examined here include nineteenth-century leaders Plotino Rhodakanaty, Santiago Villanueva, Francisco Zalacosta, and José María Gonzales; the twentieth-century revolutionary precursor Ricardo Flores Magón; the Casa del Obrero founders Amadeo Ferrés, Juan Francisco Moncaleano, and Rafael Quintero; and the majority of the Centro Sindicalista Ubertario, leaders of the General Confederation of Workers. This work is based largely on primary sources, and the bibliography contains a definitive listing of anarchist and radical working-class newspapers for the period.
Categories: Political Science