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Possibilities: essays on hierarchy, rebellion, and desire

Graeber, David (2007) Possibilities: essays on hierarchy, rebellion, and desire. AK Press, Oakland, California, USA ; Edinburgh, Scotland. ISBN 9781904859666

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Abstract

In this collection, David Graeber revisits questions raised in his popular book, Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Employing an unpretentious style to convey complex ideas, these twelve essays cover a lot of ground: the origins of capitalism, the history of European table manners, love potions and gender in rural Madagascar, the phenomenology of giant puppets at street protests, and much more. But they're linked by a clear purpose: to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken—or might take in the future. In the best anthropological tradition, Graeber uses rich ethnographic and historical detail to support and illuminate broad insights into human nature and society. In the process, he shows how scholarly concerns can be of use to radical social movements, and how the perspectives of such movements shed new light on debates within the academy.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.akpress.org/
Additional Information: © 2007 AK Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 00:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53196

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