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Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, David Graeber, ...: Anarchy—In a Manner of Speaking

Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, David Graeber, Assia Turquier-Zauberman

Anarchy—In a Manner of Speaking
Conversations with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Assia Turquier-Zauberman

Broschur, 208 Seiten

Erscheint am 14.09.2020

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David Graeber is not only one of the most important living thinkers, but also one of the most influential. However, he is one of the very few “engaged” intellectuals who has a proven track record of effective militancy on a world scale. It is possible that no one has had such an “impact” on the international left as he has.

Graeber is perhaps the living intellectual who has offered up the most credible paths for exiting capitalism— as much through his greater concepts of debt, beurocracy, or “bullshit jobs” as through his crucial involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement, which led to his more-or-less involuntary exile. In short, when we proposed doing a book of interviews with him and Assia Turquier-Zauberman, we were not only soliciting a first-rate intellectual, but a veritable modern hero on the order of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Linus Torvald, Aaron Swartz, and Elon Musk.

Having claimed to be an anarchist from the first, we wanted to ask Graeber not only about the history of anarchy, but also about its contemporary relevance and future. We also wanted to explore the ties between anthropology and anarchism, and the traces of its “DNA” in the Occupy Wall Street and Yellow Vest movements. Finally, we wanted to ask him about the meaning of anarchist ethics— not only in their political scope, but also in terms of art, love, sexuality, etc.

With astonishing humor, verve, and erudition, this book contributes to the redefnining of the contours of what could be (in the words of Kropotkine) “anarchist morality” today.

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Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

ist ein tunesisch-französischer Autor und Philosoph. Bereits mit 20 Jahren schrieb er seinen ersten Roman Cancer. Schon vor dem Erscheinen seines zweiten Romans 1993  begann er sich der Philosophie zuzuwenden und veröffentlichte in den letzten Jahren zahlreiche, kontrovers diskutierte Essays. Auf Deutsch sind u.a. erschienen: Artaud und die Theorie des Komplotts (2017), Protreptikos zur Lektüre von ›Sein und Sexuierung‹ (2012), Inästhetik und Mimesis (2011). ­Gemeinsam mit Jean-Luc Nancy ist er Herausgeber der neuen Reihe ­­anarchies bei DIAPHANES.
David Graeber

David Graeber

ist Ethnologe, Anarchist und politischer Aktivist. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bücher und Aufsätze und gilt als Vordenker der Occupy-Bewegung. Bis 2007 lehrte David Graeber Ethnologie an der Yale University, heute ist er am Goldsmiths College der University of London tätig.

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