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Visions of Freedom
Brian Morris

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Visions of Freedom : Critical Writings on Anarchism and Ecology

Brian Morris

 

Leaving school at the age of 15, Brian Morris has enjoyed an eclectic working life: once a foundry worker, tea-planter, botanist and seaman, he is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, London. Every ten years, notoriously eclectic thinker Brian Morris takes a year of sabbatical and launches out into another field about which he knows nothing. In the 1980s it was botany; in the 1990s, zoology; in the 2000s, entomology. The quintessential polymath, Morris has written on his incredible breadth of interests in wide-ranging essays, with subjects ranging from boxing to deep ecology to new-age gurus.

Collected here for the first time, Visions of Freedom: Critical Writings on Anarchism and Ecology brings together all of Morris's concise yet diverse essays on politics, history, and ecology written since 1989. Covering a wide variety of topics--including the anthropological and philosophical commitments of anarchism, the use of concepts "nature" and "humanity" in ecological thought, and the life and work of C.L.R James, Visions of Freedom exemplifies the engaging and accessible style for which Morris is known. Taking a stance against the obscurantism of contemporary academic discourse, Morris' writings demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach that moves seamlessly between apparently unrelated topics, developing practical connections between scholarly debates and the pressing social, ecological and political issues of our times.

"Brian Morris blazed a lot of trails. He is a scholar of genuine daring and great humanity, and his work deserves to be read and debated for a very long time to come."
- David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Table of Contents:

  • C.L.R. James 1909-1989 (1989)
  • Books about Greens (1989)
  • The Ignoble Art (1991)
  • Towards a Transpersonal Ecology (1992)
  • A Critique of Eco-Feminism (1992)
  • Mary Daley and Her Critics (1992)
  • Critical realism: Marx and the Market United (1993)
  • On Marry Wollstonecraft (1993)
  • A Critique of Liberal Social Theory
  • The Anthropology of Exchange (1993)
  • The Nature of Ecology (1993)
  • Rajneesh: The Failed Guru (1993)
  • A New World Order, or Capitalism Revamped (1993)
  • Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) (1993)
  • Guild Socialism Restated – Yet Again (1994)
  • The Chipko Movement (1994)
  • The Ecological Worldview (1994)
  • The Green Revolution (1994)
  • The Shining Path: Some Notes on the Communist Party of Peru (1994)
  • Christianarchy (1995)
  • Colonizations (1995)
  • Fundamentalism (1995)
  • Tom Paine – the Radical Liberal (1995)
  • The Role of the Intellectual (1995)
  • In Defence of Literacy (1995)
  • Utopia in the Amazon (1995)
  • Tagore and Nationalism (1995)
  • C.L.R. James on American Civilization (1995)
  • Tom Paine – the Man of Reason (1996)
  • Rudolf Bahro: Green Visionary or Eco-Fascist? (1997)
  • Beware of Gurus (1997)
  • Proudhon and Anarchism (1998)
  • A Note on the Anarchists of Islam (1998)
  • Demanding the Impossible (1999)
  • Reclus, Kropotkin and Social Ecology (1999)
  • Global Capitalism and Academic Scholarship (1999)
  • Weber and the Anarchists (1999)
  • Utopian Visions (1999)
  • Myths of Modern Individualism (1999)
  • Beyond Boundaries (1999)
  • Agrarian Socialism (2000)
  • Beyond Global Capitalism (2000)
  • Equality and the Captive State (2002)
  • Was Nietzsche an Anarchist (2002)
  • In Defence of Michael Bakunin (2004)
  • Earth Democracy (2006)
  • The Politics of the Anarchist Federation (2006)
  • Islam and Anarchism (2007)
  • Poststructuralist Anarchism (2002)
  • Bakunin: The Creative Passion (2007)
  • Sacco and Vanzetti (2007)
  • The Politics of the Empire (2007)
  • Flores Magón and the Anarchist Vision of Freedom (2007)
  • Esotericism: The Religion of Empire (2007)
  • Krishnamurti and Anarchism (2008)
  • Naomi Klein and Disaster Capitalism (2008)
  • Ecology and Capitalism (2008)
  • Eco-(state) Socialism: The Green Party Manifesto (2011)
  • Anarchism in the Academy (2010)
  • Forgotten Anarchist Feminists (2011)
  • The (Anarchist) Idea of Communism (2012)
  • The Legacy of St. Imier (2012)
  • Karl Marx: Anthropologist (2013)
  • In Defence of the Commons (2014)
  • The Anthropology of Anarchist Solidarity (2014)

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