In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a “post-scarcity” era. Technological. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Post-Scarcity Anarchism – Kindle edition by Murray Bookchin. Post-Scarcity Anarchism [Murray Bookchin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book.
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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Retrieved from ” https: It is also just simply highly enjoyable in the way that Bookchin is at his curmedgeon-ey scarciyy. The most important process going on in America today is the sweeping de-institutionalization of the bourgeois social structure. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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This remaking can only begin when the revolutionary group recognizes that it is a catalyst in the revolutionary process, not a “vanguard. Other books in this series.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Also worth noting is t Based on what I knew of Bookchin, I had at least entertained the possibility that I would read this book and be swept away, doling out a 5-star endorsement to who I thought would be the political thinker whose thought I most closely identified with.
Although the word “post-scarcity” sounds absurd in this moment of economic meltdown and peak oil, in it captured a reality of American society that was quite pertinent. There is no technology that can reproduce atmospheric oxygen in sufficient quantities to sustain life on this planet. Any revolution that fails to achieve this goal is counterrevolution. Post-Scarcity Anarchism is a curious book because in some respects it feel outdated — the post assertion that revolution is just around the corner — and in others it’s well ahead of its time — the concern about global warming.
Get updates from AK Press Sign up! Set up a giveaway. Bookchin argues that post-industrial societies have the potential to be developed into post-scarcity societies, and can thus imagine “the fulfillment of the social and cultural potentialities latent in a technology of abundance”.
The absolute negation of the patriarchal family is liberated sexuality—in which all forms of sexual regulation are transcended by the spontaneous, untrammeled expression of eroticism among equals. Finally, as in the Enlightenment, we are seeing the emergence of an immense and ever-growing stratum of declasses, a body of lumpenized individuals drawn from every stratum of society.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The solutions take their point of departure from the problems. If for this reason alone, the revolutionary movement is profoundly concerned with lifestyle.
Technologists have developed miniaturized substitutes for large-scale industrial operation—small versatile machines and sophisticated methods for converting solar, wind and water energy into power usable in industry and the home.
The process develops with all the unevenness, indeed with all the contradictions, that mark every revolutionary trend. Affinity group Synthesis anarchism Platformism. Books by Murray Bookchin. Bookchin’s critique of Marx and the old left is pretty much spot on.
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It’s unfair for me to give this book two stars as I never really read it. One of the criticisms of the current system which I found the most interesting was the alienation which our society creates.
It is of comfort to know that someone has spent so much time dealing with these issues-is so concerned with our world and the human condition.
The Bolsheviks were of the former variety, while the French general strike was of the latter.
Bookchin’s main argument in the title chapter is that technology has “created the objective, quantitative basis for a world without class rule, exploitation, toil, or material want.
Product details File Size: Men do not remove their ties of bondage and become fully human merely by divesting themselves of social domination and obtaining freedom in its abstract form. Dec 27, Neil Collins rated it it was amazing.
In its detestation of middle-class values and anarchidm it rapidly evolves into a rejection of the commodity system; from an irritation with environmental pollution, it passes into a rejection of the American city and modern urbanism. I recommend this book to the highest degree.