The Raven #18: Anthropology Anarchism and Africa

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An issue of the anarchist journal The Raven from 1992 with articles on anthropology and Africa. Contents of mixed quality and usefulness. Reproduced for reference.


  • Introduction - John Pilgrim
  • Anarchy in Milton Keynes - Colin Ward
  • Anarchism and the epigenetics of politics - Peter Gibson
  • Anthropology and anarchism - Harold Barclay
  • The great days and now - Angus Calder
  • Comments on The Raven: Communication (Kropotkin, Gibson and Mutual Aid) - Peter Gibson
  • Publisher's Notes
  • Attachments

    raven-18.pdf (5.7 MB)



    2 years 1 month ago

    Submitted by Fozzie on June 11, 2022

    Ward's article on Milton Keynes reminded me of a conversation I once had about the place with a Town Planner. I said that I found it quite soulless and alienating. He replied that this couldn't possibly be right because he'd seen the plans and they were excellent!

    Needless to say, he'd never actually been to Milton Keynes and it appears that Colin Ward hadn't either when he wrote his piece.

    (I'm entirely open to the idea that there are nice things about the place and the communities that live there have done their best with what they have though...)