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Rethinking Anarchy: Direct Action, Autonomy, Self-Management

Rethinking Anarchy: Direct Action, Autonomy, Self-Management

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The first book by well-known Spanish social theorist Carlos Taibo translated into English, Rethinking Anarchy is both an introduction to and in-depth interrogation of anarchism as political philosophy and political strategy. Taibo introduces the basic tenets of anarchism at the same time that he engages the debates around each, producing a book that will appeal to both beginners and readers with extensive knowledge of this insurgent political movement. Questioning "classical" anarchist thought, while refusing to reject any of it outright, Rethinking Anarchy offers a fresh and radical perspective, steeped in tradition but addressing contemporary needs.

Covering topics as varied as the nature of the State, the shortcomings of representative democracy, and how anarchism relates to feminism, environmentalism, and antimilitarism, this edition includes an epilogue that looks at the failure of recent electoral "victories" in Europe to guarantee any real form of social change.

Author: Carlos Taibo
Publisher: AK Press
Published: 12/25/2018
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.90h x 4.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781849353328

About the Author

Carlos Taibo is Professor of Political Science and Administration at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is the author of over 30 books, in Spanish, including On Spanish Nationalism (2014), Take Power or Build Society from Below? (2015), and Collapse: Terminal Capitalism, Ecosocial Transition, Ecofascism (2016).

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