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Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm is a polemical essay by Murray Bookchin published as a book in 1995. It is a critique of deep ecology, bio-centrism and lifestyle anarchism. Bookchin sets his social anarchism in opposition to individualist, primitivist and post-modern forms of anarchism (represented, he maintains, by such anarchist philosophers as John Zerzan and Hakim Bey).[1]

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorMurray Bookchin
CountryUnited States
SubjectSocial anarchism
Media typePrint (paperback)


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It has provoked criticism from anarchist writers like Bob Black and John Clark, who view Bookchin's polemic as misguided.[2]

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  1. ^ Mclaughlin, Paul (2007). Anarchism and Authority. Aldershot: Ashgate. p. 165. ISBN 0-7546-6196-2.
  2. ^ Clark, John (2008). "Bridging the Unbridgeable Chasm: On Bookchin's Critique of the Anarchist Tradition". Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

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