Historical Geographies of Anarchism

Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges

Author: Federico Ferretti,Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre,Anthony Ince,Francisco Toro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315307537

Category: Science

Page: 240

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In the last few years, anarchism has been rediscovered as a transnational, cosmopolitan and multifaceted movement. Its traditions, often hastily dismissed, are increasingly revealing insights which inspire present-day scholarship in geography. This book provides a historical geography of anarchism, analysing the places and spatiality of historical anarchist movements, key thinkers, and the present scientific challenges of the geographical anarchist traditions. This volume offers rich and detailed insights into the lesser-known worlds of anarchist geographies with contributions from international leading experts. It also explores the historical geographies of anarchism by examining their expressions in a series of distinct geographical contexts and their development over time. Contributions examine the changes that the anarchist movement(s) sought to bring out in their space and time, and the way this spirit continues to animate the anarchist geographies of our own, perhaps often in unpredictable ways. There is also an examination of contemporary expressions of anarchist geographical thought in the fields of social movements, environmental struggles, post-statist geographies, indigenous thinking and situated cosmopolitanisms. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical geography, political geography, social movements and anarchism.
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Historical Geographies of Anarchism

Author: Federico Ferretti,Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre,Anthony Ince,Francisco Toro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780367219000

Category:

Page: 224

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In the last few years, anarchism has been rediscovered as a transnational, cosmopolitan and multifaceted movement. Its traditions, often hastily dismissed, are increasingly revealing insights which inspire present-day scholarship in geography. This book provides a historical geography of anarchism, analysing the places and spatiality of historical anarchist movements, key thinkers, and the present scientific challenges of the geographical anarchist traditions. This volume offers rich and detailed insights into the lesser-known worlds of anarchist geographies with contributions from international leading experts. It also explores the historical geographies of anarchism by examining their expressions in a series of distinct geographical contexts and their development over time. Contributions examine the changes that the anarchist movement(s) sought to bring out in their space and time, and the way this spirit continues to animate the anarchist geographies of our own, perhaps often in unpredictable ways. There is also an examination of contemporary expressions of anarchist geographical thought in the fields of social movements, environmental struggles, post-statist geographies, indigenous thinking and situated cosmopolitanisms. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical geography, political geography, social movements and anarchism. r own, perhaps often in unpredictable ways. There is also an examination of contemporary expressions of anarchist geographical thought in the fields of social movements, environmental struggles, post-statist geographies, indigenous thinking and situated cosmopolitanisms. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical geography, political geography, social movements and anarchism.
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Anarchy and Geography

Reclus and Kropotkin in the UK

Author: Federico Ferretti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135104172X

Category: Science

Page: 248

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This book provides a historical account of anarchist geographies in the UK and the implications for current practice. It looks at the works of Frenchman Élisée Reclus (1830–1905) and Russian Pyotr Kropotkin (1842–1921) which were cultivated during their exile in Britain and Ireland. Anarchist geographies have recently gained considerable interest across scholarly disciplines. Many aspects of the international anarchist tradition remain little-known and English-speaking scholarship remains mostly impenetrable to authors. Inspired by approaches in historiography and mobilities, this book links print culture and Reclus and Kropotkin’s spheres in Britain and Ireland. The author draws on primary sources, biographical links and political circles to establish the early networks of anarchist geographies. Their social, cultural and geographical context played a decisive role in the formation and dissemination of anarchist ideas on geographies of social inequalities, anti-colonialism, anti-racism, feminism, civil liberties, animal rights and ‘humane’ or humanistic approaches to socialism. This book will be relevant to anarchist geographers and is recommended supplementary reading for individuals studying historical geography, history, geopolitics and anti-colonialism.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism

Author: Carl Levy,Matthew S. Adams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319756206

Category: Political Science

Page: 750

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This handbook unites leading scholars from around the world in exploring anarchism as a political ideology, from an examination of its core principles, an analysis of its history, and an assessment of its contribution to the struggles that face humanity today. Grounded in a conceptual and historical approach, each entry charts what is distinctive about the anarchist response to particular intellectual, political, cultural and social phenomena, and considers how these values have changed over time. At its heart is a sustained process of conceptual definition and an extended examination of the core claims of this frequently misunderstood political tradition. It is the definitive scholarly reference work on anarchism as a political ideology, and should be a crucial text for scholars, students, and activists alike.
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The Anarchist Roots of Geography

Toward Spatial Emancipation

Author: Simon Springer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 145295173X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The Anarchist Roots of Geography sets the stage for a radical politics of possibility and freedom through a discussion of the insurrectionary geographies that suffuse our daily experiences. By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for nonhierarchical connections between autonomous entities, Simon Springer configures a new political imagination. Experimentation in and through space is the story of humanity’s place on the planet, and the stasis and control that now supersede ongoing organizing experiments are an affront to our survival. Singular ontological modes that favor one particular way of doing things disavow geography by failing to understand the spatial as a mutable assemblage intimately bound to temporality. Even worse, such stagnant ideas often align to the parochial interests of an elite minority and thereby threaten to be our collective undoing. What is needed is the development of new relationships with our world and, crucially, with each other. By infusing our geographies with anarchism we unleash a spirit of rebellion that foregoes a politics of waiting for change to come at the behest of elected leaders and instead engages new possibilities of mutual aid through direct action now. We can no longer accept the decaying, archaic geographies of hierarchy that chain us to statism, capitalism, gender domination, racial oppression, and imperialism. We must reorient geographical thinking towards anarchist horizons of possibility. Geography must become beautiful, wherein the entirety of its embrace is aligned to emancipation.
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Space, Place, and Environmental Ethics

Author: Andrew Light,Jonathan M. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847682218

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

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The inaugural collection in an exciting new exchange between philosophers and geographers, this volume provides interdisciplinary approaches to the environment as space, place, and idea. Never before have philosophers and geographers approached each other's subjects in such a strong spirit of mutual understanding. The result is a concrete exploration of the human-nature relationship that embraces strong normative approaches to environmental problems. While grounded in philosophy and geography, the essays also will interest readers in political theory, environmental studies, public policy, and other disciplines.
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Anarchy, Geography, Modernity

The Radical Social Thought of Elisée Reclus

Author: Elisée Reclus,John P. Clark,Camille Martin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739108055

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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In Anarchy, Geography, Modernity, authors John P. Clark and Camille Martin provide an extensive analysis of Reclus' social thought and offer a comprehensive view of Reclus' life and work, including his contributions to social geology and anarchist and libertarian theory. Through a masterful translation of his work, Clark and Martin construct an appreciation for Reclus' contribution to social thought and modernist ideals of human freedom.
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Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat

Was ist kommunistischer Anarchismus?

Author: Erich Mühsam

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848257114

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Page: 58

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1932 ver ffentlichte Erich M hsam seine programmatische Schrift "Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat" mit dem Untertitel "Was ist kommunistischer Anarchismus?" als Sonderheft seiner Zeitung "Fanal." Hierin entwirft er eine Gesellschaftsvorstellung ohne Macht und Staat und erl utert das anarchistische Weltbild. In seinem Vorwort schreibt er: "Eine Arbeit, die als Ersatz f r eine am Erscheinen verhinderte, dem Tagesgeschehen angepa te Zeitschrift den Augenblick berdauern m chte, kann sich nur mit der Welt- und Lebensanschauung befassen, welche den Geist der Zeitschrift bestimmt hat und weiter bestimmen soll. Dem Anarchisten war also die Aufgabe gestellt, die Grundz ge seines anarchistischen Lehrgeb udes zu entwerfen. Das habe ich versucht. Immer wieder h ren wir die Frage von Personen, denen die Gedankenwelt des Anarchismus nicht vertraut ist: Was wollt ihr eigentlich? Wie stellt ihr euch eine Gesellschaft ohne Staat und Obrigkeit vor? Liegt nicht in der Bezeichnung Kommunistischer Anarchismus" ein innerer Widerspruch? Darauf wollte ich einigerma en umfassend und in nicht schwer verst ndlicher Form kurzen Bescheid geben. Den eigenen Genossen wollte ich gleichzeitig ein Bild der anarchistischen Gedankenwelt zeichnen, das jeder nach seiner Neigung erg nzen oder einschr nken mag und an dessen Linien er seine Ansichten berpr fen und befestigen kann. Auf geschichtliche Beweisf hrung und wissenschaftliche Unterbauung der hier vorgetragenen Gedanken habe ich verzichtet, auch davon abgesehen, ltere anarchistische Schriften zur St tzung und Vergleichung meiner Meinung heranzuziehen. Kein Gedanke wird dadurch richtiger, da schon ein andrer ihn fr her ge u ert hat. Auch glaube ich, da es der Lebendigkeit meiner Beweisf hrung am zutr glichsten ist, wenn ich sie ausschlie lich in meine eigenen Worte fasse. Daher findet sich in der vorliegenden Arbeit kein einziges Zitat, au er dem an die Spitze gestellten Satz Wielands, der, vor 150 Jahren geschrieben, beweisen soll, wi
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Historical Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical geography

Page: N.A

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Decolonizing Anarchism

An Antiauthoritarian History of India's Liberation Struggle

Author: Maia Ramnath

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849350825

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Decolonizing Anarchism examines the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. What emerges is an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which liberation is not defined by the achievement of a nation-state. Author Maia Ramnath suggests that the anarchist vision of an alternate society closely echoes the concept of total decolonization on the political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological planes. Decolonizing Anarchism facilitates more than a reinterpretation of the history of anticolonialism; it also supplies insight into the meaning of anarchism itself. Praise for Decolonizing Anarchism: “Maia Ramnath offers a refreshingly different perspective on anticolonial movements in India, not only by focusing on little-remembered anarchist exiles such as Har Dayal, Mukerji and Acharya but more important, highlighting the persistent trend that sought to strengthen autonomous local communities against the modern nation-state. A superbly original book.”—Partha Chatterjee, author of Lineages of Political Society: Studies in Post-colonial Democracy “[Ramnath] audaciously reframes the dominant narrative of Indian radicalism by detailing its explosive and ongoing symbiosis with decolonial anarchism.”—Dylan Rodríguez, author of Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition
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Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.
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Der Krieg Gegen Den Westen

Author: Aurel Kolnai

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525310311

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Page: 763

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English summary: This edition of Aurel Kolnai's War against the West (1938) brings one of the first English-language critiques of Nazi ideology to a German-speaking audience interested in contemporary approaches to critically examining Nazism. Kolnai's main goal was to warn the Western world that Nazism threatened its core and its way of life. He accomplished this in his discussion of the basic elements of Nazi ideology, such as anti-Semitism, racial nationalism, and the anti-liberal concept of a people's community (Volksgemeinschaft), which, in his view, amounted to replacing Christianity with the political religion of race. German description: Diese historisch-kritische deutsche Ausgabe des 1938 auf Englisch erschienenen Buches von Aurel Kolnai The War against the West schliesst eine Lucke in der Dokumentation der zeitgenossischen Auseinandersetzungen mit den Ideen des Nationalsozialismus. Kolnai stellte die Unvereinbarkeit des Nationalsozialismus mit dem christlich-humanistischen Wertesystem heraus und hob dessen fundamentalen Gegensatz zur westlichen Demokratie, ihren christlichen Grundlagen und sozialistischen Elementen hervor. Sein Buch verstand Kolnai als Appell an den Westen, auf die existenzielle Bedrohung des burgerlichen Gesellschafts- und Wertesystems durch den Nationalsozialismus politisch angemessen zu reagieren. Der Nationalsozialismus musse ernst genommen werden, anstatt ihn vulgarmarxistisch als wenig originelle Variante eines aggressiv auf seine Existenzkrise reagierenden Kapitalismus zu unterschatzen oder als rein destruktiven Nihilismus zu verkennen. Mit traditionellen politischen Begriffen wie reaktionar und konservativ jedenfalls sei das radikal Neue des Nazismus, das Kolnai an der rassenbiologischen Umgestaltung der deutschen Gesellschaft festmachte, nicht zu fassen. Als Ausdruck deutschen Geistes sei der Nationalsozialismus tief in deutscher Geschichte verwurzelt, auch wenn er keineswegs, wie von ihm beansprucht, Inkarnation des Deutschen sei.
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New Models In Geography

Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853784

Category: Science

Page: 408

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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Illegitimate Children of the Enlightenment

Anarchists and the French Revolution, 1880-1914

Author: C. Alexander McKinley

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100598

Category: History

Page: 237

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The early years of Third French Republic (1880-1914) saw multiple political factions vying for the legacy of the French Revolution. This book examines one of those factions, the anarchist movement, and the role played by the French Revolution in its political thought and action. The French Revolution became a vital, if not well recognized, tool of the anarchist movement to popularize and legitimize its revolutionary activity while engaged in a struggle with other political forces of the Republic to claim ownership over the Revolutionary heritage. The anarchists of the Third Republic wrote histories of the Revolution that reflected their own political orientation. They asserted themselves as part of the intellectual tradition of the Enlightenment, which they believed had helped spark the Revolution. The anarchists appropriated the music and popular culture of the French Revolution in their own propaganda. Moreover, they orchestrated revolutionary action and political theatre on the day most associated with the Revolution, July 14. In the Revolution, the anarchists saw glimmers of hope, precursors to their own movement, as well as an effective means to present their message to a wider audience as they also offered models for others to imitate.
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The Art of Not Being Governed

An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156529

Category: Political Science

Page: 465

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For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them--slavery, conscription, taxes, corvee labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an anarchist history, is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless. Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that enhance mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states. In accessible language, James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of internal colonialism. This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott's work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.
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Anarchist Voices

An Oral History of Anarchism in America

Author: Paul Avrich

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859277

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

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In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets anarchists speak for themselves.
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New Perspectives on Anarchism

Author: Nathan J. Jun,Shane Wahl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739132418

Category: Political Science

Page: 505

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The study of anarchism as a philosophical, political, and social movement has burgeoned both in the academy and in the global activist community in recent years. Taking advantage of this boom in anarchist scholarship, Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl have compiled twenty-six cutting-edge essays on this timely topic in New Perspectives on Anarchism. This collection of essays is unique in its global and multi-cultural scope, as its contributors hail from across the globe. The scholars and activists featured in New Perspectives on Anarchism view anarchism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and ecology. Together, they attest to the vibrancy, intrepidity, and diversity of contemporary anarchist studies both within and without the academy. New Perspectives on Anarchism's broad approach to anarchism will make it appealing to scholars and political activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
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