The State as a Social Relation: An Anthropological Critique

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Based on the theoretical legacy of Gustav Landauer, this polemic proposes an anthropological critique of the state, which approaches the latter not as Leviathan composed of the bodies of its subjects, nor as mere fiction, but as a social relation and at the same time as a mystification of this relation, which allows it to endure as a pervading apparatus of capture of social relatedness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnthropology and Materialism. A Journal of Social Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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