My question is how will civilization be maintained in some anarchist utopia? I'm using wikipedia's definition for civilization. I'm not sure how in social anarchist utopia, they'd maintain civilization while being against social hierarchies and other hierarchies, government, the state...etc. The folk with the more socially anarchisty views pretty much reject most of the stuff that make up civilization, but seem to have an aversion to anti-civ sentiments and tend to just to respond with "millions of people will die and we can't have that." It seems to me that the end conclusion wouldn't be anything that resembles a civilization. So, the question is, how would in a hypothetical socialist anarchist utopia would civilization be maintained?If this doesn't make sense, I'll try to clarify. I ask a lot of questions. :P
"just to respond with "millions of people will die and we can't have that."
which is a tacit admission that civilization pretty much always exceeds what ecologists call 'carrying capacity.'
in my anarchist world, civilization would not be maintained.
civilization goes hand in hand with mass society. they both require institutional hierarchies and (almost) everything i despise and oppose in this world.
government, the nation/state, capitalism and private property, industrialism, organized religion, etc... these are all a direct result of civilization, best i can tell.
i suggest reading up on some of the anti-civilization critique that exists in the anarchist realm. just as a broad-brush start, try these searches:
others will no doubt have more in-depth answers than i have time for right now.
edit: i clearly missed the real gist of this question.