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Decolonizing Anarchism

Decolonizing Anarchism

An Antiauthoritarian History of India’s Liberation Struggle
January 2012
Trade Paperback · 304 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $17.50 CAN
ISBN 9781849350822
AK Press

 

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Description

Decolonizing Anarchism looks at the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. This approach reveals an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which achieving a nation-state is not the objective. Maia Ramnath also studies the anarchist vision of alternate society, which closely echoes the concept of total decolonization on the political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological planes. This facilitates not only a reinterpretation of the history of anticolonialism, but insight into the meaning of anarchism itself.

Maia Ramnath teaches at New York University and is a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies.