Against Civilization Readings and Reflections

ISBN-10: 0922915989

ISBN-13: 9780922915989

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Zerzan

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"Read it and you will never think of civilization in the same way again."-Kirkpatrick Sale This anthology about "the pathology of civilization" offers insight into how progress and technology have led to emptiness and alienation.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Feral House
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Educated at Stanford, San Francisco State and USC, John Zerzan was active in the movement of the ‘60s in San Francisco and Berkeley. In recent years he has been published in the theory journal TELOS, the Detroit publication Fifth Estate, Eugene’s Green Anarchy, and Species Traitor (anarcho-primitivist). His books include Elements of Refusal (1988, 1998), Future Primitive (1994), Against Civilization (1999), Running on Emptiness (2002), Twilight of the Machines (2008), and Origins: A John Zerzan Reader (2010). An active participant in the contemporary anarchist resurgence, Zerzan has been an invited speaker at both radical and conventional events on several continents. His weekly Anarchy Radio broadcast streams live on KWVA radio, Eugene; past shows are available at

Outside civilization
The golden feast
The noble savage : a study in romantic naturalism
Discourse on the origins of inequality
Against his-story, against Leviathan!
Primitive man and his food
"The original affluent society"
"Birds combat civilization"
"Wildflowers : a bouquet of theses"
Minima moralia : reflections from damaged life
Our kind
Spokane museum
The coming of civilization
The earth as modified by human action
Beyond geography : the Western spirit against the wilderness
The invasion within : the contest of cultures in colonial North America
Elements of refusal
Nature and madness
Health and the rise of civilization
The search for society
My name is Chellis and I'm in recovery from Western civilization
Society against the state
The land of the naked people
Reading and writing
The nature of civilization
On the aesthetic education of man
Theory of four movements and general destinies
Civilization and its discontents
"Civilization and the primitive"
Eclipse of reason
Dawn and decline
"Was civilization a mistake?"
Here : a small history of a mining town in the American Southwest : Warren/Bisbee Az
Toward a history of needs
Modernity and the Holocaust
"Civilization is like a jetliner"
"Industrial society and its future"
The old way and civilization
The pathology of civilization
Conventional lies, or our civilization
The final empire : the collapse of civilization and the seed of the future
The collapse of complex societies
Where the wasteland ends : politics and transcendence in postindustrial society
The parable of the tribes : the problem of power in social evolution
Critique of cynical reason
The seeds of time
"The medium is the medium"
"How nice to be civilized!"
"Civilization in bulk"
Memories and visions of paradise
"They're always telling me I'm too angry"
Man and technics : a contribution to a philosophy of life
In search of noble ancestors
The resistance to civilization
Avoiding social and ecological disaster : the politics of world transformation
Future primitive
News from nowhere
"Feral revolution"
"Don't eat your revolution! : make it!"
"The machine in our heads"
"Revolt of the bats"
Rebels against the future : lessons from the Luddites
"Actions speak louder than words"
"We have to dismantle all this"
Talking to the owls and butterflies
Anarcho-futurist manifesto
Woman and nature : the roaring inside her
"Why civilization?"
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