Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

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Prickly Paradigm Press, 2004 - Social Science - 105 pages
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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.

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A good intro to Graeber. - Goodreads
The ending was particularly strong and nice. - Goodreads
Ideas for a next research project. - Goodreads

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A simple and concise introduction to anarchism for those who are unfamiliar with it outside of a "CHAOS" standpoint. Graeber speaks to some of the most common concerns about how an anarchist society ... Read full review

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A simple and concise introduction to anarchism for those who are unfamiliar with it outside of a "CHAOS" standpoint. Graeber speaks to some of the most common concerns about how an anarchist society ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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