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By Colin Ward

ISBN-10: 0192804774

ISBN-13: 9780192804778

Colin Ward explains what anarchism skill and who anarchists are during this illuminating and obtainable advent to the subject
Topical: anarchists were blamed for the violent protests opposed to the realm financial institution and the foreign financial Fund. Is there an ideology in the back of their actions?
Covers the most recent advancements in anarchist theory
The note 'anarchism' has a tendency to conjure up photographs of competitive protest opposed to govt, and - lately - of offended demonstrations opposed to our bodies reminiscent of the realm financial institution and the foreign financial Fund. yet is anarchism necessarily associated with violent illness? Do anarchists adhere to a coherent ideology? What precisely is anarchism?

In this Very brief advent, Colin Ward considers anarchism from a number of views: theoretical, old, and foreign, and by way of exploring key anarchist thinkers from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He appears to be like seriously at anarchism by means of comparing key principles inside it, comparable to its blanket competition to incarceration, and coverage of 'no compromise' with the equipment of political decision-making. one of the questions he ponders are: can anarchy ever functionality successfully as a political strength? Is it extra 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is at present perceived? regardless of the politics of the reader, Ward's argument guarantees that anarchism may be far better understood after analyzing this book.

Readership: normal readers and people learning political ideology, politics, heritage, geography, and social sciences on undergraduate classes.

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Hollywood has no monopoly on prurience. An 18-month survey of the Internet, completed in 1995, found 917,410 sexually explicit pictures, film clips and stories. Much of it was far kinkier than what’s available on magazine racks, including pedophilia, sadomasochism and a barnyard cast of thousands. A Soul-Numbing Casualness About Sex As a result of this saturation, of those in their 20s, threequarters of males and half of females first had sex between the ages of 15 and 19. Jaded, world-weary teenie-boppers are bad enough (a recent Time magazine story mentioned two 14-year-olds in Salt Lake City asking a nurse at a teen center how to find the “G-spot”), worse is a culture that encourages a soulnumbing casualness about sex.

Certain commercial interests promote pleasure when it’s linked to a product they’re selling, but very few people are really trying to bring about an understanding of productfree pleasure. This is an era where Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, is trying to wring every nickel out of every human being on the face of this globe. I want people to be prepared to deal with that. Nor do I see any members of the clergy writing op-eds or sermons about how we need more comprehensive sex education so that people will be able to better launch into their adult spiritual capabilities, because sex is such a great avenue to spirituality.

When you see the gynecologist, who fiddles with your genitalia, we don’t call that sexuality. There’s no arousal. There’s no orgasm. So what makes something “sexual”? The idea is always to ask, what is this? How does it work in my life? Who says so? Does the way I am looking 53 Sex Frontmatter 3/1/04 9:51 AM Page 54 at it make me happy? Is there any way we can increase people’s understanding of sexuality? It’s the same way as with everything else, through the discussion of real experience. The personal is political.

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