Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

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Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm
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Cover of the first edition
Author Murray Bookchin
Country United States
Language English
Subject Politics
Published 1995
Media type Print (paperback)
ISBN 978-1873176832

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm is a polemical essay by Murray Bookchin published as a book in 1995. It is a critique of deep ecology, bio-centrism and lifestyle anarchism. Bookchin sets his social anarchism in opposition to individualist, primitivist and post-modern forms of anarchism (represented, he maintains, by such anarchist philosophers as John Zerzan and Hakim Bey).[1] It has provoked criticism from anarchist writers like Bob Black and John Clark, who view Bookchin's polemic as misguided.[2]

Publication history

See also


  1. Mclaughlin, Paul (2007). Anarchism and Authority. Aldershot: Ashgate. p. 165. ISBN 0-7546-6196-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Clark, John (2009). "Bridging the Unbridgeable Chasm: On Bookchin's Critique of the Anarchist Tradition". Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Black, Bob (1997). Anarchy after Leftism. Birmingham: CAL Press. ISBN 1-890532-00-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Watson, David (1996). Beyond Bookchin. Brooklyn: Autonomedia. ISBN 0-934868-32-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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