Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

An incredibly engaging, witty, and stimulating polemic on anarchism, the academy, and anthropology. What they all may (or may not) have in common, where they're at, what they mean, and where they might ought to be heading.

For David, anthropology and anarchism were conceptually linked – both posited a horizontal and open-ended commitment to common projects; like anarchism, anthropology depends on an effort to understand what the other thinks and feels; in other words, the method of anthropology is the spirit of anarchism. In this brief text, David traces the shared intellectual genealogy of both traditions to illuminate the way an anarchist social theory could reveal the endless variety of human societies.

by Andris Suvajevs