Post-Scarcity Anarchism

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AK Press, Nov 15, 2004 - History - 199 pages
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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, 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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Review: Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Working Classics Series #3)

User Review  - d - Goodreads

I only read what I could find online - the first five chapters. Bookchin's main argument in the title chapter is that technology has "created the objective, quantitative basis for a world without ... Read full review

Review: Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Working Classics Series #3)

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

I originally read this book in my younger days and thought it was a terrific book. Now, some 45 years after its publication, it's become something of a mixed bag. As with many books of this nature, it ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction to the First Edition
iii
Introduction to the Second Edition
xx
Introduction to the Third Edition
xxxvi
PostScarcity Anarchism
1
Ecology and Revolutionary Thought
19
Towards a Liberatory Technology
41
The Forms of Freedom
85
Listen Marxist
107
Note on Affinity Groups
144
Discussion on Listen Marxist
147
1 France A Movement for Life
165
2 Excerpts from a Letter
175
Desire and Need
185
References
197
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About the author (2004)

\Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, The Spanish Anarchists, The Ecology of Freedom, Urbanization Without Cities, and Re-enchanting Humanity. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.