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Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date March 10, 2014
Pages 169
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691161037
ISBN-10 0691161038
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Other format details university press
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James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing--one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself.


Beginning with what Scott calls "the law of anarchist calisthenics," an argument for law-breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing, each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth. In the course of telling these stories, Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects: public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, playgrounds, and the practice of historical explanation.


Far from a dogmatic manifesto, Two Cheers for Anarchism celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (September 24, 2012)
9780691155296 | details & prices | 169 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
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Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (March 10, 2014)
9780691161037 | details & prices | 169 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.95
About: James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state.

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