Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid

Living at the Edges of Capitalism Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid Since the earliest development of states groups of people escaped or were exiled As capitalism developed people tried to escape capitalist constraints connected with state control This powerful book

  • Title: Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid
  • Author: Andrej Grubačić
  • ISBN: 9780520287303
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the earliest development of states, groups of people escaped or were exiled As capitalism developed, people tried to escape capitalist constraints connected with state control This powerful book gives voice to three communities living at the edges of capitalism Cossacks on the Don River in Russia Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico and prisoners in long term isolationSince the earliest development of states, groups of people escaped or were exiled As capitalism developed, people tried to escape capitalist constraints connected with state control This powerful book gives voice to three communities living at the edges of capitalism Cossacks on the Don River in Russia Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico and prisoners in long term isolation since the 1970s Inspired by their experiences visiting Cossacks, living with the Zapatistas, and developing connections and relationships with prisoners and ex prisoners, Andrej Grubacic and Denis O Hearn present a uniquely sweeping, historical, and systematic study of exilic communities engaged in mutual aid Following the tradition of Peter Kropotkin, Pierre Clastres, James Scott, Fernand Braudel and Imanuel Wallerstein, this study examines the full historical and contemporary possibilities for establishing self governing communities at the edges of the capitalist world system, considering the historical forces that often militate against those who try to practice mutual aid in the face of state power and capitalist incursion.

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    1. This book is awesome! The theoretical framework regarding exilic, non-state spaces was very compelling, and the case studies on the Cossacks, Zapatistas, and prisoners very excellent! Extremely highly recommended!

    2. Andrej and Denis have managed to accomplish something spectacular here - they propose a new means of understanding societies that live outside and against hegemonic systems in a way that opens up new possibilities for understanding anarchist or revolutionary futures. Some of the language is accessible to those outside the academy, yet it is also deeply embedded in sociological theory and practice.I would especially recommend this book to anthropology, history, and sociology students from upper d [...]

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