Portal:Anarchism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anarchic a-white.svgNARCHISM PORTAL

Selected Anarchism-related content

Anarchy-symbol.svg
Anarchism (from Greek ἀν (without) + ἄρχειν (to rule) + ισμός (from stem -ιζειν), "without archons", "without rulers") is often defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful. Some anarchists have argued that while anti-statism is central, it is inadequate to define anarchism. This traditional notion of anarchism entails opposition to all authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations, including, but not limited to, the state system. In particular, it includes opposition to religion and capital, resulting in the famous anarchist proclamations "Property is theft!" and "No gods, no masters!" Proponents of anarchism, known as "anarchists", advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical free associations.

Anarchism as a mass social movement has regularly endured fluctuations in popularity. The central tendency of anarchism as a social movement has been represented by anarcho-communism and anarcho-syndicalism, with individualist anarchism being primarily a literary phenomenon (which nevertheless did have an impact on the bigger currents, including the participation of individualists in large anarchist organizations). Many anarchists oppose all forms of aggression, supporting self-defense or non-violence (anarcho-pacifism), while others have supported the use of some coercive measures, including violent revolution and propaganda of the deed, on the path to an anarchist society.

Selected article

From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power is a 2001 book on political philosophy by Saul Newman. It investigated the essentialist elements of anarchist theory, and by utilising concepts from post-structuralist thought sought to move beyond the limitations of classical anarchism. Newman's was a more substantive account of post-anarchism than previous efforts, and influenced later approaches to the philosophy. Released in a climate of an anarchist movement hostile to postmodern philosophy, From Bakunin to Lacan was criticised for its poor understanding of and engagement with contemporary anarchism. (read more...)

Selected image

Portrait of French anarcho-syndicalist and free lover Benoit Broutchoux

Portrait of Benoît Broutchoux, French anarcho-syndicalist. Broutchoux was active in the French trade union movement and was among the Parisian bohemians arguing for free love at the turn of the 20th century.

Did you know?

Chernoe Znamia Meeting Minsk.png

Selected quote

Marusya
More...

Anarchism topics

Related portals

Related WikiProjects

Things you can do

Thank you for your interest in improving the coverage of anarchism on Wikipedia!

  • If you would like to help maintain the anarchism portal, a list of tasks needing attention is maintained on its talk page.
  • You are also invited to visit the Anarchism Task Force, a work group organizing the collective effort to improve anarchism's coverage on Wikipedia! If you are interested in joining it, please add your details to the list of participants.

Related Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Wikibooks
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database

Wikispecies 
Species

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Anarchism&oldid=787469988"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Anarchism
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:Anarchism"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA