Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology


105 pages

English language

Published April 1, 2004 by Prickly Paradigm Press, Distributed by University of Chicago Press.


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"Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology" is one of a series of pamphlets published by Prickly Paradigm Press in 2004. With the essay, anthropologist David Graeber attempts to outline areas of research that intellectuals might explore in creating a cohesive body of anarchist social theory.

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Humble, versatile, prescriptive; lays out just how, among other things, non-hierarchical approaches to society and decision making have been practiced by almost every culture and group of peoples, /except/ those inspired by ancient Greece. Deals, therefore, a fatal blow to authoritarian / majoritarian/ oligcarchic realisim (iron law of oligarhcy, etc.).


  • Political anthropology -- Philosophy.
  • Anarchism.
  • State, The.