Individualism as a Modern Social Anarchy

Document Type: Research Paper


Professor of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


Social anarchism sometimes referred to as socialist anarchism is generally considered to
be the branch of anarchism which sees individual freedom as being dependent upon mutual aid. Social
anarchist consideration generally emphasizes community and social equality. Society in the modern
period is in a critical situation of not only economy and social system, but also in the remarkable
aspects of the very existence of human beings. Unless one finds a reliable approach to prevail
calamity, its social life is bound to be lost. How did humankind fall into such a critical state -a state
that endangers its social life? The present study aims at exploring a chance to clarify the loss of social
identity and the crisis beyond it.