• Defining an Anarchist-Sociology: A Long Anticipated Marriage

    Author(s):
    Dana Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    Sociology, Knowledge, Sociology of, Social change, Political participation
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    anarchism, praxis, Sociology of knowledge, Social theory, Sociology of social change, Activism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ew9h-jg96
    Abstract:
    There is no established intellectual tradition of an “anarchist-sociology”—yet. A vibrant synthesis of anarchism and sociology has yet to be generated, whether that synthesis would be mere subject matter or a subfield within Sociology, or if it were an established ideology or theoretical tradition. Here, we compare these two distinct traditions, with an eye towards potential overlap. A definition for anarchist-sociology rooted in praxis—a critique of society and a transformative vision of societies—is created. As anarchism has a strong—yet unfocused—sociological theme already, we focus on anarchizing the discipline of Sociology in-line with core anarchist values, namely freedom, anti-authoritarianism, direct action, mutual aid, and decentralization .
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    Published
    Last Updated:
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