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Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
     

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

by David Graeber
 

Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy—everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence . . . . But what if they didn't

Overview

Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy—everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence . . . . But what if they didn't?

This pamphlet ponders what that response would be, and explores the implications of linking anthropology to anarchism. Here, David Graeber invites readers to imagine this discipline that currently only exists in the realm of possibility: anarchist anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972819640
Publisher:
Prickly Paradigm Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
118
Sales rank:
899,541
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

David Graeber is an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University. He has published widely on his research in Madagascar and on anthropological theories of value.

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