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Book Launch: 'Worshipping Power' by Peter Gelderloos

Book launch of Peter Gelderloos' new work 'Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation'.This book provides a history of state formation in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe, from Mesopotamia to the 20th century.

Identifying different models or paths of state formation, Worshipping Power lays the groundwork for an anarchist theory of the origin of states, and in the process disputes common misconceptions stemming from liberal, Marxist, primitivist, and environmental determinist theories of state formation. Rather than treating state formation as a singular event, a Pandora's Box, Worshipping Power analyzes state formation as a constant process, with religious, militaristic, economic, and kinship-based motors. It is also a work in grassroots scholarship, taking the study of the State out of academic institutions and into the streets, showing how a historically grounded understanding of the nature of the State is relevant to today's struggles against patriarchy, environmental devastation, racism, war, and capitalism

There will be a talk by the author and Q&A session. Peter Gelderloos is also the author of 'Anarchy works' and 'The failure of non-violence'.

This event is part of Antiuniversity Now festival 10-16 June 2017. See the full programme on www.antiuniversity.org


Peter Gelderloos | talks | www


Date and Time:

11 June 2017 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



The White Building
7, The White Building, Queen's Yard
Hackney Wick
E9 5EN
020 8525 4330
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Organised by:

Anarchist Federation
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