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Anarchy and Society

Anarchy and Society

Reflections on Anarchist Sociology

Jeff Shantz (Author); Dana W. Williams (Author)

  • Publisher: Haymarket
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 209
  • Released: Nov 3, 2014
  • ISBN-13: 9781608463848


Anarchy and Society explores the many ways in which the discipline of Sociology and the philosophy of anarchism are compatible. The book constructs possible parameters for an ‘anarchist sociology’, by a sociological exposition of major anarchist thinkers (Kropotkin, Proudhon, Landauer, Goldman, and Ward), as well as an anarchist interrogation of key sociological concepts (social norms, inequality, and social movements).

Sociology and anarchism share many common interests—although often interpreting each in divergent ways—including community, solidarity, feminism, crime and restorative justice, and social domination. The synthesis proposed here is reflexive, critical, and strongly anchored in both traditions.

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