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posted 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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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • International Relations, Politics and History

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Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

Pages

221-231

Publisher

Routledge

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Authors

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This 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.

Publication date

2021-09-21

Copyright date

2022

Notes

2nd Edition

ISBN

9780367629090; 9781003111399; 9780367629106

Book series

Routledge International Handbooks

Language

  • en

Editor(s)

Gerard Delanty; Stephen P. Turner

Depositor

Prof Ruth Kinna. Deposit date: 15 August 2020

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