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Deleuze and Anarchism$
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Chantelle Gray van Heerden and Aragorn Eloff

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474439077

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439077.001.0001

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Pierre Clastres and the Amazonian War Machine

Pierre Clastres and the Amazonian War Machine

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(p.218) Chapter 12 Pierre Clastres and the Amazonian War Machine
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Deleuze and Anarchism
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Gregory Kalyniuk

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439077.003.0013

In addressing the relation between Deleuze’s philosophy and anarchism, no discussion would be complete without considering Pierre Clastres’ ethnographic research on the stateless peoples of the Amazon basin, which forms a key source for the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia. This chapter focuses on Clastres’ analysis of political power in primitive societies—particularly its regulation through collective levelling mechanisms which avert social division by means of a systematic dispersal of power.

Keywords:   Pierre Clastres, Tupi-Guarani, Amazonians, Inca Empire, war, war machine, social production

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