Reading Group: Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Hosted by the Department of Sociology



Dr Ayça Çubukçu

Dr Ayça Çubukçu

We are hosting a reading group in memory of David Graeber, and to discuss his work. On October 20, we will discuss Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology.

Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy - everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence...But what if they didn't? This pamphlet ponders what that response would be and explores the implications of linking anthropology to anarchism. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology ponders what that response would be, and explores the implications of linking anthropology to anarchism. Here, David Graeber invites readers to imagine this discipline that currently only exists in the realm of possibility: anarchist anthropology.

The discussion will be led by Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Associate Professor in Human Rights, LSE and Co-Director, LSE Human Rights.

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