David Graeber: Direct Action (Paperback, 2009, AK Press) 5 stars

Direct Action: An Ethnography offers a lengthy, traditional anthropological account of anarchist organizing efforts, with …

Mess of a lovely book

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I admittedly only skimmed over the first section of this book (the ethnography portion). However, I really enjoyed reading the second part. It's not that Graeber goes into anything I didn't already know about punk, anarchist, DIY movements. Instead I think he connects his insights really beautifully to larger concepts and moments in history in a way that is accessible and coherent.

I appreciated how he interrogated moral panics around anarchists and certain ill conceived stereotypes as well as certain contradictions and paradox's within the movement.