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Post-Scarcity Anarchism

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In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a “post-scarcity” era. Technological advances during the 20th century have expanded production in the pursuit of corporate profit at the expense of human need and ecological sustainability. New possibilities for human freedom must combine an ecological outlook with the dissolution of hierarchical social relations, capitalism and canonical political orientation. Bookchin’s utopian vision, rooted in the realities of contemporary society, remains refreshingly pragmatic. “Book-chin makes a trenchant analysis of modern society and offers a pointed, provocative discussion of the ecological crisis.”—Library Journal

Murray Bookchin has been an active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than 40 years.

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First published in 1970, this collection of nine essays by Bookchin (co-founder of the Institute for Social Ecology, Canada) was to become relatively influential amongst a new generation of anarchist thinkers and activists. In the essays, he considers the connections between ecological and revolutionary thought, presents arguments that the world had newly arrived at conditions of post-scarcity and technological efficiency that offer liberatory potentials for industrial and agricultural workers to institute self-management, criticizes Marxism and the Soviet Union, and analyzes the events of the May 1968 Paris Uprising. In a new introduction, Bookchin backs away from the term "anarchism," now preferring "libertarian socialism." Although he makes no reference to it in the text, this is perhaps a reaction to theoretical battles in the 1990s between him and those he termed "lifestyle anarchists."
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchal, ecologically-minded and anti-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs.

About the Author

Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, The Spanish Anarchists, The Ecology of Freedom, Urbanization Without Cities, and Re-enchanting Humanity. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904859062
Author:
Bookchin, Murray
Publisher:
AK Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Anarchism
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Working Classics
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
315
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 12 oz

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