Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

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by Prichard, Alex (Associate Professor of International Relations, Associate Professor of International
Society & social sciences
Paperback

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by Prichard, Alex (Associate Professor of International Relations, Associate Professor of International | Society & social sciences
Published 25/08/2022 by Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom as part of the Very Short Introductions series
Paperback | 152 pages, 10 black and white images

If you asked a passerby on the street what anarchism is, they may answer that it is an ideology based on chaos, disorder, and violence. But is this true? What exactly is anarchism?This Very Short Introduction provides a new point of departure for our understanding of anarchism. Prichard describes anarchism as a lived set of practices, with a rich historical legacy, and shows how anarchists have inspired and criticised some of our most cherished values and concepts, from the ideals of freedom, participatory education, federalism, to important topics like climate change, and wider popular culture in science fiction.

By locating the emergence and globalization ofanarchist ideas in a history of colonialism and imperialism, the book links anarchism into struggles for freedom across the world and demonstrates that anarchism has much to offer anyone trying to envision a better future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.