Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.


ASN members secure £250k research grant from the ESRC. See here

Rowman & Littlefield Int publish two book series by ASN members Saul Newman and Ruth Kinna

Ansart, Pierre (1967). Sociologie de Proudhon. Paris: Presses universitaires de France. <--This is one of the best books on Proudhon I've yet found. Eye-opening, especially the chapter on Proudhon's sociology of knowledge.

- - - (1969). Marx et l'anarchisme: essai sur les sociologies de Saint-Simon, Proudhon et Marx. Paris: Presses universitaires de France.

Barbedette, Léon (1934). En marge de l'action: recherche sociologique. Limoges: La Fraternité universitaire. <--Reprinted Paris, 1935 as En marge de l'action: recherches sociologiques, by Groupe de propagande par la broch.

Bouglé, Célestin Charles Alfred (1979). La sociologie de Proudhon. New York: Arno Press.

Colson, Daniel (1986). Anarcho-syndicalisme et communisme, St-Etienne, 1920-25. St-Etienne: Université de St-Etienne.

- - - (2001). Petit lexique philosophique de l'anarchisme : de Proudhon à Deleuze. Paris: Librairie Générale Française.

- - - (2004). Trois essais de philosophie anarchiste: Islam, histoire, monadologie. Paris: Editions Léo Scheer.

Ehrlich, Howard J. (1977). Anarchism and Formal Organizations: Some Notes on the Sociological Study of Organizations from an Anarchist Perspective. Baltimore: Vacant Lots Press.

- - - (1991). "Notes from an Anarchist Sociologist." Social Anarchism 16: 29-45. <--Reprinted as "Notes From an Anarchist Sociologist: May 1989" in Radical Sociologists and the Movement: Experiences, Lessons, and Legacies. Ed. Martin Oppenheimer et. al. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991).

- - - (1976). Some Criteria for Radical Social Research. Baltimore, MD: Research Group One.

Goodman, Paul (1964). Compulsory Mis-Education. New York: Vintage Books.

- - - (1960). Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System. New York: Random House. <--A widely read analysis not only of phenomena of juvenile delinquency but also of the emerging counterculture via a social-psychological approach.

- - - (1967). Like a Conquered Province: The Moral Ambiguity of America. New York: Random House.

- - - (1965). People or Personnel: Decentralizing and the Mixed System. New York: Random House.

- - - (1962). Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals. New York: Random House.

- - - , and Percival Goodman (1947). Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. <--2nd ed. Vintage Books, 1960; reprinted Columbia University Press, 1990. Classic study of urbanism from an anarchist standpoint.

Gurvitch, Georges D. (1955). Les fondateurs français de la sociologie contemporaine: Saint-Simon et P.-J. Proudhon, tome 2: P.-J. Proudhon, sociologue. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire.

Hall, C. Margaret (1971). The Sociology of Pierre Joseph Proudhon, 1809-1865. New York: Philosophical Library.

Hamon, Augustin Frédéric Adolphe (1899). L'enseignement des sciences sociologiques en France.

- - - , and A. Naquet (1905). Socialisme et anarchisme: Etudes sociologiques.

Lacaze-Duthiers, Gérard de (1934). "Sociologie." Encyclopédie anarchiste. Ed. Sébastien Faure. Paris: Librairie internationale. 2615-2619.

Purkis, Jonathan (2004). "Towards an Anarchist Sociology." Changing Anarchism: Anarchist Theory and Practice in a Global Age. Ed. Jonathan Purkis and James Bowen. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Rose, Michael (1996). "Alain Touraine: Sociologue du Travail, Proudhonian, Pessimist." Alain Touraine. Ed. Marco Diani and Jon Clark. London: Falmer Press. 17-32.

Shantz, Jeff and Dana M. Williams. 2013. Anarchy & Society: Reflections on Anarchist Sociology. Hardback: Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. ISBN 9789004214965 Paperback (Aug. 2014) from Haymarket Books (Chicago) ISBN 978-1608463848

Tifft, Larry L., and Dennis C. Sullivan (1979). "Possessed Sociology and Le Guin's Dispossessed: From Exile to Anarchism." Ursula K. Le Guin, Voyager to Inner Lands and to Outer Space. Ed. Joe De Bolt. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.