Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. David Graeber. David Graeber. Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy—everywhere, that is. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology has ratings and 95 reviews. Liz said: the bits about actual anthropology were good but I wanted more of an a. Fragments of an anarchist anthropology BY DAVID GRAEBER Anarchist thought and practice has left its mark on a series of high-profile social movements .

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But that’s precisely what anarchy strives to break down. I highly recommend it to people of all shapes and form—at the very least because it is packed with meaningful history and analysis of two fields about which probably no one knows about: I loved the anthropological direction taken in regards to anarchism.

Graeber tries to expand the circle in order to let the imagination fragmenrs what it does best: Another world IS possible, and in fact, has existed in many places and abarchist, whether “we” knew about it, or whether we defined it out of relevance anthropolgoy our Eurocentric ideas of civilization and democracy.

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It’s a connection that I became aware of as an undergraduate anthropology student, and on which I’ve reflected since meeting many anarchists. He makes the point that in anthropology one uses a vocabulary taken from all parts of the globe: Thanks for the e-book of this popular text. What after the repression of the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz? One of my favorite takeaways At just over pages, this book packs quite a punch.


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Fragnents, his description This was another assigned book, and one my professor had raved about reading. Discussion from the A Book Club on Goodreads here. Graeber’s style of writing and arguing may be very attractive, so may be his wi Challenging is the word to describe this very short and easy-to-read book.

Other than a brief foray into Proudhon’s Property Is Theft!

A few words of gut reaction: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. None of these dilemmas are going to vanish if we eliminate structural equalities much though I think this would radically improve things in just about every other way.

Is that any easier to imagine than a multiplicity of autonomous communities? You don’t have to be an anarchist or an anthropologist to get the message. I have thought something was wrong about globalization, it is described here.

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At the beginning, Graeber had some interesting points and lines to draw with anthropology, anarchy and the academy. The word ”fragments” on the title is of course self evident of the book’s structure. None of these dilemmas are going to vanish if we eliminate structural equaliti David Graeber writes: I love Graeber’s approach to theory: Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy—everywhere, that is, except the academy.


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Therefore the potential is already elucidated. Mar 06, Laura Patru rated it it was amazing.

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Well, ya, I’d like to see those too. Perhaps somebody who hasn’t read much about these things can find it a good beginner’s read but this isn’t the case for me. Grseber 09, Sharlyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Bold, and so optimistic. Ok wow, this is easily one of these best books I’ve read in a long time, because Graeber challenges so many of our assumed notions quite forcefully. If you don’t have permissions to post content yet, just request ann here. The libcom library contains nearly 20, articles.

It is therefore anthropologists’ responsibility to share this information and engage people in dialogue who wish to build liberated relationships and communities. Views Read Edit View history. anthropoloy