anthropology

Action Anthropology ot Applied Anarchism?

KENNETH MADDOCK, born in Hastings, New Zealand, 1937, is a first-generation New Zealander. He graduated in law from the University of Auckland, before turning to social anthropology in which he completes his degree this year.

Africans and Anarchism

HENRY DOWA, born in Lagos, 1935, is now at the Polytechnic, London.

Anarchism and the African

MAURICE GOLDMAN studied economics at Witwatersrand University and philosophy at Cape Town. Pages from his South African Notebook were printed in ANARCHY 3.

The Bounds of Possibility

KENNETH MADDOCK is a social anthropologist at the University of Auckland.

Anthropology, ecology and anarchism: a Brian Morris reader

Brian Morris

An extensive compilation of writings of anarchist anthropologist, Brian Morris.

The moral foundations of anarchy by Pietro Gori

In this 1904 short pamphlet, italian anarchist composer and poet, Pietro Gori draws the evolution of human history from its origins to the present day, in which the relationships between people are still regulated by predatory drifts. Gori challenges the idea of anarchy as disorder spread by authoritarian institutions in order to defame the anarchists, and rejects the argument that violence has anything to do with the anarchist movement; to him, indeed, violence streams from power, and popular struggle is always a favorable reaction against it. The moral foundations of anarchy, then, is the dawn of a new future, founded on new principles, such as mutual aid and solidarity.

The scene of the action: a wildcat strike in Barbados - Constance R. Sutton

Constance R. Sutton's dissertation on the 1958 wilcat strike by Barbadian sugar workers.

Continuing the fight for economic justice: the Barbadian sugar workers' 1958 wildcat strike - Constance R. Sutton

History of the 1958 sugar cane workers' wildcat strike in which workers at two adjoining plantations in Barbados refused to cut cane unless they were given a 15 cent per ton wage increase, before spreading plantations around the country.

Toward an anthropological theory of value: The false coin of our own dreams - David Graeber

This innovative book is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value.

The promise of an anarchist anthropology: the three burials of the anarchist project - Natalia Buier

In this article, anthropologist Natalia Buier discusses David Graeber’s proposition of an anarchist anthropology. She focuses on three key issues: Graeber’s understanding of ethnography and its role within the politics of anthropology, his reading of the anarchist tradition, and his involvement with the Occupy Wall Street movement as a concrete example of the limitations of the political project of an anarchist anthropology. The argument of the article is that Graeber’s representation of the discipline of anthropology, together with his partial reading of the anarchist tradition, run counter to a political and analytic focus that centralizes the notions of class and exploitation.