Anarchic Solidarity: Autonomy,Equality, And Fellowship In Southeast Asia


by Gibson, Thomas; Kenneth Sillander (Eds.)

Anarchic Solidarity: Autonomy,Equality, And Fellowship In Southeast Asia

Price:  US$43.20   (SGD54.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 310 pages
Published:  2011, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780938692942
SB#:  053401 (106)

About This Book

This volume analyzes a group of Southeast Asian societies that have in common a mode of sociality that maximizes personal autonomy, political egalitarianism, and inclusive forms of social solidarity. Their members make their livings as nomadic hunter-gatherers, shifting cultivators, sea nomads, and peasants embedded in market economies. While political anarchy and radical equality appear in many societies as utopian ideals, these societies provide examples of actually existing, viable forms of "anarchy." This book documents the mechanisms that enable these societies to maintain their life-ways and suggests some moral and political lessons that those who appreciate them might apply to their own societies.


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