The Anarchist Turn

The Anarchist Turn

by Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici, Simon Critchley
     
 

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The concept of anarchy is often presented as a recipe for pure disorder. The Anarchist Turn brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on anarchism to argue that in fact it represents a form of collective, truly democratic social organisation.

The book shows how in the last decade the negative caricature of anarchy has begun to crack.

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The concept of anarchy is often presented as a recipe for pure disorder. The Anarchist Turn brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on anarchism to argue that in fact it represents a form of collective, truly democratic social organisation.

The book shows how in the last decade the negative caricature of anarchy has begun to crack. Globalisation and the social movements it spawned have proved what anarchists have long been advocating: an anarchical order is not just desirable, but also feasible.

The contributors, including leading anarchist and critical theorists, argue that with the failure of both free markets and state socialism the time has come for an 'anarchist turn' in political philosophy. In doing so they relate the anarchist hypothesis to a range of other disciplines such as politics, anthropology, economics, history and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849648554
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
03/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Jacob Blumenfeld is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He has taught at various schools of the City University of New York.
Chiara Bottici is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the New School for Social Research. She is the author of A Philosophy of Political Myth (2010).
Simon Critchley teaches philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of many books including most recently The Faith of the Faithless (2012) and Impossible Objects (2011).

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