Anarchism out west: some reflections on sources

Nugent, Stephen. 2012. Anarchism out west: some reflections on sources. Critique of Anthropology, 32(2), pp. 189-205. ISSN 0308-275X [Article]

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The ‘West’ of the title provides a hook for discussing three contacts with anarchist thought. The first contact is a personal one with Ammon Hennacy and Bruce Utah Phillips, two figures of the small world of Salt Lake City anarchism of the 1960s (way out West of the Rockies). The second contact is with an idealized conception of Amazonians as exemplars of a kind of anarchist sociality imagined as a retrievable model (way out in the interior of Brazil/South America). The third contact is with a strand of rationalist-naturalist thought closely associated with Chomsky, and its exclusion from anthropology (way out in the EthnoWest).

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