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fortmis OP wrote

rituals, festivals, narratives and more could all urge people to cast out domination whenever it would attempt to rear its Leviathanic head.

Pierre Clastres talks about this in his series of essays on native tribes in South America, such as the Yanomami... The collection is called Archeology of Violence. It's so so good.

and so in a context where the vast majority of people you interact with are strangers?

And yess exactly... I see this as being at the core of the problem with cities