The Struggle to be Human — Crime, Criminology and Anarchism - Larry Tifft; Dennis Sullivan;Cienfuegos Press, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned, with a slight fray at the top corner of the upper panel. At some point the flaps have been taped to the pastedowns, tape now browned and not sticky. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “It seems naive that for so long we have settled for an explanation of crime and punishment without taking into account economics, the state and the evolving but changeless interdependence of life. Academic sociology and criminology, grounded in the necessity of law, the state and nation-state priorities have served, historically, to mask the essential conditions for a co-operative lifestyle. Even within more critical and so-called revolutionary Marxian perspectives, the competency for survival and human continuity remains necessarily lodged in the state. Academic and Marxian analyses, by their insistence upon the centrality of the state, continue to trade away the possibility of present human fulfilment and community for a managed and power-based existence. The interdependence of life is disregarded, held hostage by ideology and a tenuous future.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 208
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