Reinventing Anarchy, Again / Edition 1

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Overview


This book brings together the major currents of social anarchist theory in a collection of some of the most important writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia.
The book is organized into eight sections: "What is Anarchism?," "The State and Social Organization," "Moving Toward Anarchist Society," "Anarcha-feminism," "Work," "The Culture of Anarchy," "The Liberation of Self," and, finally, "Reinventing Anarchist Tactics."
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Library Journal
This volume sold more than 20,000 copies when it first appeared in 1978. Editor Ehrlich gathered 34 essays on the nature of anarchism, the state, society, feminism, and more. This weighty material seems more fitted for academic circles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781873176887
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Warning label 3
2 Questions and answers about anarchism 4
3 Anarchism: past and present 19
4 Why the black flag? 31
5 The "necessity" of the state 38
6 Anarchism and formal organization 56
7 The anarchist contract 69
8 Anarchism and the present world crisis 85
9 Where did Karl Marx sit? 104
10 Hard questions for social anarchists 106
11 Democracy without elections 123
12 Let our mothers show the way 142
13 Beyond feminism: anarchism and human freedom 149
14 Anarchism: the feminist connection 156
15 Socialism, anarchism and feminism 169
16 For democracy where we work: a rationale for social self-management 192
17 The challenge of Mondragon 211
18 Anarchism and the informal economy 221
19 Revolutionary letter no. 19 234
20 The abolition of work 236
21 Media - capital's global village 258
22 Anarchist perspective on film 272
23 Poetry 277
24 Anarchomusicology and participation 278
25 Jazz - Circling in anarchism 290
26 Anarchist art: the example of John Cage 293
27 Revolutionary letter no. 1 303
28 Three times around the track: how American workouts helped me become an anarchist 304
29 Beyond character and morality: towards transparent communication and coherent organization 318
30 Living our lives 323
31 How to get from here to there: building a revolutionary transfer culture 331
32 Organizing communities 350
33 Consensus 368
34 The habit of direct action 375
Afterword 377
Contributors 384
Credits 386
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