Social Histories of Anarchism

  title={Social Histories of Anarchism},
  author={Carl Levy},
  journal={Journal for the Study of Radicalism},
  pages={1 - 44}
  • C. Levy
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Journal for the Study of Radicalism
This article is a synoptic overview of a larger project on the social histories of anarchism from the eighteenth century to the present. The specific themes of this article are a discussion of the periodization of anarchism as an ism, an ideology originating in nineteenth-century Europe, and its relationship to and differences with more general libertarian or noncoercive modes of behavior and organization found in all human societies. Secondly, the dissemination of anarchism (and syndicalism… Expand
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  • D. Turcato
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Social History
  • 2007
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