Category talk:Anarchism

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movement vs. ideology[edit]

Stop toying with this notion of anarchism being a political movement. It is not. It is an ideology. Provo is in instance of a political movement based on anarchist ideology, therefore it's a anarchist movement. Only people can move. Ideologies do not. Fin. Intangible 23:17, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

From UK Encarta: "Anarchism, political concept and social movement that advocates the abolition of any form of State, which is regarded as coercive, and its replacement with voluntary organization." (emphasis added) [1]. The Ungovernable Force 23:23, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Concur. - FrancisTyers · 23:42, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, well. All nice and such. Anarchism is just a generic term for a political ideology. Not really useful here in the categorization hierarchy. Since every social / political movement is community based, and different communities will not have the same form of collective action towards a common goal, it is best to use specific terms for specific anarchist movements, such as Provo. This category is simply a subcat of anarchism. The same can be done for socialist, communist, national-socialist, fascist, etc. movements. Intangible 23:57, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Actually, since a political movement cannot exist without an issue or ideology, it will mean that putting Category:Anarchism in Category:Political movements is incorrect. Intangible 00:09, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
And furthermore, most dictionaries and encyclopedias see Anarchism foremost as a doctrine (ideology). See Wikiquote:Definitions of anarchism. Intangible 00:29, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

proposed subcats[edit]

Hi - This category is a bit unwieldy. I'm proposing a few additional subcats for discussion.

  • Anarchist communities (to include squats, communes; accompany article Past and present anarchist communities
  • Anarchist scholars (preferred to anarchist academics since not all scholars are in academia)
  • Anarchist art (or anarchist arts?)

other suggestions? --LQ 06:17, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Wow, no disagreements. I'm going to do some cleaning up and diffusing, then, so that the basic cat Category:Anarchism can all be seen on one page. --Lquilter (talk) 17:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Removed "categorytree" since it's been so well-diffused. --Lquilter (talk) 22:35, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Just to note, Category:Anarchism theorists, Category:Anarchism and culture and Category:Anarchist communities have all now been populated. скоморохъ 22:27, 18 February 2008 (UTC)