Harold Barclay

Harold B. Barclay (January 3, 1924[1] – 20 December 2017) was a professor emeritus in anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.[2] His research focused on rural society in modern Egypt and the northern Arab Sudan as well as political anthropology and anthropology of religion. He is also commonly acknowledged as a notable writer in anarchist theory, specialising in theories involving the structure and oppressive systems of the state and how society would operate without a formal government.

Select bibliographyEdit

  1. Buurri al Lamaab, a suburban village in the Sudan. Cornell studies in anthropology. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1964.
  2. The role of the horse in man's culture. London: J.A. Allen, 1980. ISBN 0-85131-329-9
  3. Culture: the human way. Calgary. Alta., Canada: Western Publishers, 1986. ISBN 0-919119-11-5
  4. Anthropology and Anarchism. Cambridge: the Anarchist Encyclopaedia, 1986.
  5. People without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy, rev. ed., Seattle: Left Bank Books, 1990. ISBN 0-939306-09-3.
  6. Culture and anarchism. London: Freedom Press, 1997. ISBN 0-900384-84-0
  7. The state. London: Freedom Press, 2003. ISBN 1-904491-00-6
  8. Longing for Arcadia: memoirs of an anarcho-cynicalist anthropologist. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2005. ISBN 1-4120-5679-9


  1. ^ Barclay, Harold (2005). Longing for Arcadia. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4120-5679-3.
  2. ^ "Harold Barton Barclay Obituary - Vernon, BC". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved 2018-06-03.

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