Possibilities

These twelve essays cover: 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.

Their goal: to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken—or might take in the future.

In this collection, David Graeber revisits questions raised in Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. These twelve essays cover: 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. Their goal: to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken—or might take in the future.