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    DescriptionLively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts--from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements throughout the world. Presenting a balanced and critical survey, the detailed document covers not only classic anarchist thinkers--such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldman--but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky. Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what anarchists stand for and what they have achieved, this fascinating account also includes an epilogue that examines the most recent developments, including postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism as well as the anarchist contributions to the peace, green, and global justice movements of the 21st century.


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    Title
    Demanding the Impossible
    Subtitle
    A History of Anarchism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Marshall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 818
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604860641
    ISBN 10: 1604860642
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: JPFB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL042010
    DC22: 335/.83
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 335.83
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 335.83
    BISAC V2.8: POL042040
    LC classification: HX826 .M37 2010
    Thema V1.0: JPFB
    Publisher
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oakland
    Author Information
    Peter Marshall is a philosopher, a historian, a poet, and the author of 15 books, including Nature's Web: Rethinking Our Place on Earth.
    Review quote
    "Blowing away cobwebs of misunderstanding and misrepresentation, this is a stimulating portrait of a highly varied but distinctive political ideal, tradition, and practice arising from the enduring human impulse to be free." --"Publishers Weekly"