Non-State Societies and Deleuze and Guattari: A Discussion of 'Edges of the State'


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On this episode, Craig and Will are joined by John Protevi to discuss his latest book, Edges of the State. Protevi challenges dominant notions in anthropological research and other human sciences with anarchic perspective informed by theorists such as Pierre Clastres, Gilles Deleuze, James C. Scott, and others. Central to our discussion is the question of how our historical understanding of human sociality and the manifestation of the state could be altered if we decentered the concept of primordial hostility. What if we approached these discussions with a framework of prosocial behavior? However, there is something for everyone here. This discussion covers ground ranging from Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of ideology to contemporary discourses on neuroscience. So, relax, or grab a notebook, and join us!
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