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by Murray Bookchin

Category: Politics and Government
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Author: Murray Bookchin
ISBN: 1904859062
ISBN13: 978-1904859062
Language: English
Publisher: AK Press; 3rd edition (November 1, 2004)
Pages: 315
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In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a post-scarcity era. Technological advances during the 20th century have expanded production in the pursuit of corporate profit at the expense of human need and ecological sustainability. New possibilities for human freedom must combine an ecological outlook with the dissolution of hierarchical social relations.

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24 quotes from Post-Scarcity Anarchism: ‘There are no hierarchies in nature other than those imposed by hierarchical modes of human thought, but rather .Post-Scarcity Anarchism Quotes Showing 1-24 of 24. There are no hierarchies in nature other than those imposed by hierarchical modes of human thought, but rather differences merely in function between and within living things. Murray Bookchin, Post-Scarcity Anarchism.

Post-Scarcity Anarchism. With a new introduction. Black Rose Books No. 0 71 ISBN Hardcover 20057-41-1 ISBN Paperback 20057-39-X. Canadian Cataloguing in Publication.

book by Murray Bookchin. In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a post-scarcity era. An important book in the modern anarchist movement. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. Ecology plus technology plus a life-time background in revolutionary politics produces Bookchin's masterpiece. This book is well-known, though probably not especially well-read, in anarchist circles.

Post-Scarcity Anarchism is a collection of essays by Murray Bookchin, first published in 1971 by Ramparts Press. In it, Bookchin outlines the possible form anarchism might take under conditions of post-scarcity. One of Bookchin's major works, its author's radical thesis provoked controversy for being utopian in its faith in the liberatory potential of technology.

In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a "post-scarcity" era.

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Murray Bookchin Post-Scarcity Anarchism Oct. 1967-Dec. 1968 This is the essay/pamphlet entitled Post-Scarcity Anarchism, not the book by the same name. This technological revolution, culminating in cybernation, has created the objective, quantitative basis for a world without class rule, exploitation, toil or material want. The means now exist for the development of the rounded man, the total man, freed of guilt and the workings of authoritarian modes of training, and given over to desire and the sensuous apprehension of the marvelous.

In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a “post-scarcity” era. Technological advances during the 20th century have expanded production in the pursuit of corporate profit at the expense of human need and ecological sustainability. New possibilities for human freedom must combine an ecological outlook with the dissolution of hierarchical social relations, capitalism and canonical political orientation. Bookchin’s utopian vision, rooted in the realities of contemporary society, remains refreshingly pragmatic. “Book-chin makes a trenchant analysis of modern society and offers a pointed, provocative discussion of the ecological crisis.”—Library Journal

Murray Bookchin has been an active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than 40 years.

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Comments to eBook Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Working Classics)
Garr
First book of Bookchin's I've read, but it will not be the last. This book has an incredibly forward-thinking message, especially when one considers that he was writing these essays when the full importance and transformative value of technology had not been realized. I wish he were still with us, as I'd love to read his thoughts on the world today. Recommended for futurists, anarchists of all stripes, and anyone interested in societal change.
Nakora
Ecology plus technology plus a life-time background in revolutionary politics produces Bookchin's masterpiece. This book is well-known, though probably not especially well-read, in anarchist circles. The collection of essays hit on a number of topics orbiting the core notion of corporate profit versus a healthy world and a reestablishment of anarchist ideals in a world (okay, a portion of the world) in which the struggle seems to be for a larger plasma television rather than for a scrap of food.

Regardless of your personal take on the essays, I'd recommend the book as an argument that you should listen to. Agree or disagree.
Gavinranara
Good book but the formatting on the Kindle is horrible. Footnotes are all over the place
Drelajurus
The content is great. The book edition is poor, there are mistakes on spelling (there are full chapters in which the "i" letters are replaced by "l") and the formatting is poor (the footnotes apear in the middle of the main content).
Zymbl
Fascinating book, even if I disagree with much of it politically.
Narim
This landmark of collection of essays is, along with Paul Goodman's "Drawing the Line", perhaps the finest American contribution to Anarchist thought in the latter part of the 20th Century. Bookchin draws on a tremendous wealth of experience as a revolutionary (he got his start as a Communist Party agitator at age 8), and careful study of radical history, ecology, and technology, to put forward the claim that society has for the first time entered onto the threshold of the `post-scarcity' era, an era in which there is sufficient material wealth to provide for the subsistence of all people everywhere. Under these circusmstances, Bookchin argues, the culture of domination and exploitation that grew under conditions of scarcity, want, and competition, can finally give way to an anarchist culture of freedom, localism, community, direct democracy, and human scale.

The introduction, and title essay, lay out the particulars of the above argument. The essay "The Forms of Freedom" presents a fascinating capsule history of the spontaneous formation of directly democratic structures of government--factory councils and neighborhood committees-- in revolutionary situations in Paris, Petrograd, Barcelona, and elsewhere, and examines their precursors in the ancient Greeke `polis'. The widely read polemic "Listen, Marxist!", launches a crushing attack on the ideology of the Leninist vanguard groups of the sixties, pointing out the flaws and problems with applying Marx's ideas mechanically to 20th century conditions, and laying bare the inexorable failures of Leninist revolutionaries to deliver on their hollow promises of liberation. Other essays examine ecology and anarchism, technology, and the Paris uprisings of 1968.

A tremendously insightful and important collection which is highly instructive for today's social movements.
Ubranzac
Fantastic book... Excellent insights into what makes working class prospects dismal, even at their supposed best. If the concept of agency intrigues you, and you have a growing suspicion that dependency is at the root of coercive politics, then this will add a bit of fuel to your fire. Read in conjunction with Chomsky and declare yourself a Libertarian today :).
this book is useful, but, as the production date is 1971, this book is a fair bit dated, although it does look toward the future to what will (we hope) come to pass. on balance: a good book and one for the archives.
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