The Anarchist Roots of Geography by Simon Springer download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Even worse, such stagnant ideas often align to the parochial interests of an elite minority and thereby threaten to be our collective undoing. In point of fact, classical anarchism shows itself more appropriate to the times. Springer also applies the critique of domination to the issue of colonialism.
Anyone who wants evidence that anarchist geography is alive and well today need only read this book. Springer certainly presents several critical contributions to a revolutionary analysis and understanding of geography.
By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for nonhierarchical connections between autonomous entities, Simon Springer configures a new political imagination. This attitude fundamentally contradicts the thought of Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and other anarchist militants. What is needed is the development of new relationships with our world and, crucially, with each other. 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.
In such places, new possibilities for realization of beauty, goodness, freedom, and creativity are always present, ready to emerge. But soon it became apparent that the established order has not the force one had supposed. We can no longer accept the decaying, archaic geographies of hierarchy that chain us to statism, capitalism, gender domination, racial oppression, and imperialism. What is clear is that the very possibilities for peace and emancipation require a different society.
The author presents the works of Kropotkin and Reclus as luminous alternatives to the ethnocentrism and state-centricity that has plagued the discipline since its origins. We must reorient geographical thinking towards anarchist horizons of possibility.
First, there is a long, rich history of realizing such creative possibilities, extending from tribal societies to the great revolutions and recent communal experiments. Highly persuasive, robust, and original, The Anarchist Roots of Geography is impossible to ignore. We live in a universe of freedom and creativity. By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for non-hierarchical connections between autonomous entities, Simon Springer configures a new political imagination. He points out that the project of the centralized state implied from the beginning a process of colonial expansion conquest from a center of power.
Springer believes that Marxism allows no space for addressing oppressions outside of exploitation. An Anatomy of A Powerful Idea. It is committed to the project of liberation of humanity and nature, and to overcoming all forms of domination. This review first appeared in the fall issue of Fifth Estate. Second, such emergence of possibilities is inherent in the very structure of reality.