Anarchism and the Archaeology of Anarchic Societies

  title={Anarchism and the Archaeology of Anarchic Societies},
  author={Bill Angelbeck and Colin Grier},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={547 - 587}
Throughout human history, people have lived in societies without formalized government. We argue that the theory of anarchism presents a productive framework for analyzing decentralized societies. Anarchism encompasses a broad array of interrelated principles for organizing societies without the centralization of authority. Moreover, its theory of history emphasizes an ongoing and active resistance to concentrations of power. We present an anarchist analysis of the development of social power… 
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