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Anarchist social and political theory
chapterposted on 2020-08-17, 10:24 authored by Ruth KinnaRuth Kinna
This chapter discusses the development of anarchism from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The rejection of the state and a common misconception about the relationship between anarchism and Marxism provide the entry point. The argument is that Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract served as the foil for the development of an anarchist critique of domination and that anarchists used social evolution to produce a sociological analysis of the state as a monopolising, centralising and colonising force. The second part of the chapter uses these characteristics of the state to survey post-war anarchism, illuminating continuities and discontinuities. The discussion focuses on developments in cultural theory, the promotion of prefigurative organisational practices and the emergence of decolonising approaches.
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- International Relations, Politics and History
Published inRoutledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory
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Publisher statementThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory on 21 September 2021, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780367629090.
ISBN9780367629090; 9781003111399; 9780367629106
Book seriesRoutledge International Handbooks