The Anarchist Turn (Hardcover)

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Jacob Blumenfeld is a researcher in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He has taught at various schools in the City University of New York.

Chiara Bottici teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. Her recent publications includeA Philosophy of Political Myth (2010) and Men and States (2009). She is editor ofThe Politics of Imagination (2011) and co-author of Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, and Identity (2012) andThe Myth of the Clash between Civilizations (2010).

Simon Critchley teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He is the author of many books includingThe Faith of the Faithless (2012), Impossible Objects (2011), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008) andInfinitely Demanding (2007).

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


ISBN 9780745333434
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Anarchism
Format Hardcover
Pages 264
Publisher Date 2013-03-19 00:00:00.0
Publisher Pluto Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.08 lb
Language English
Audience College/higher education
Country of Origin United States

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