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fortmis OP wrote

Wow so much great stuff.
I'm curious about the Graeber book... and speaking of anthropology, have you heard of Archeology of Violence by Pierre Clastres? It's a series of essays about indigenous communities in South America -- an analysis I guess of their power dynamics and the use of violence in very specific ways. I haven't finished it and am regretting daily my decision to leave my copy in another country.... Can't wait to get at it again.
Bless your work dealing with those Marxists hehe. I'm sure your preparations will aid your defense and the preservation of your dignity! \

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I haven't read it yet, but increasingly I'm interested to check out his stuff.

I'd also love to read a contemporary anarchist speak to the limitations of Clastres's work. But people are quite serious about him even today. Deleuze even uses his stuff quite consistently, with some adjustments. The few anarchists who do eat shit their way through academic type work often produce really remarkable work.

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fortmis OP wrote

Haha your last sentence took me a few tries, until I realized "eat shit" is a complete verb unto it's own hahaha

I'd also be interested to see contemporary critiques. Not surprised to hear most people are still boosting him. His work is truly remarkable, like nothing I've ever read before. He must've had a really sensitive presence and insightful eye, in order to be able to reflect on situations the way he did. I think his work is also holding its own as a rebuttle (travelling to us from the past) to Graeber's The Dawn of Everything

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

ntil I realized "eat shit" is a complete verb unto it's own hahaha

Ah yes, sometimes my idiosyncratic language is even more obvious. This is bad security culture lol

I think his work is also holding its own as a rebuttle (travelling to us from the past) to Graeber's The Dawn of Everything

I was too bored by the book to get through it. Would you be willing to explain the positions and the rebuttal?

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