This book explores the ways in which space has been used for resistance, especially in left-libertarian contexts. From the early anarchist organizing efforts in the 19th century to the contemporary social movements of the Mexican Zapatistas, the chapters examine a range of cases to illustrate both the limits and potentialities of utilizing space within anarchist practice. By theorizing the production of anarchist spaces, the book aims to foster new geographical imaginations that energetically cultivate alternative practices to challenge the status quo. It shows that spatial re-organization, spatial practices and spatial resources are also a basic condition for human emancipation, autonomy and freedom.
Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre and Anthony Ince / 4. What do we Resist when we Resist the State? Erin Araujo / 5. Towards a Theory of ‘Commonisation’, Nick Clare and Victoria Habermehl / 6. ‘Feuding Brothers’? Left-Libertarians, Marxists and Socio-Spatial Research at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Marcelo Lopes de Souza / 7. The Citizen and the Nomad: Bookchin and Bey on Space and Temporality, Ben J. Pauli / 8. Swimming against the Current: Towards an Anti-Colonial Anarchism in British Columbia, Canada, Vanessa Sloan Morgan / 9. Anarchy, Space, and Indigenous Resistance: Developing Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Commitments in Anarchist Theory and Practice, Adam Lewis / 10. Celebrating the Invasive: The Hidden Pleasures and Political Promise of the Unwanted, Nick Garside / Index / Notes on Contributors
Richard J. White is Reader in Economic Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Simon Springer is Associate Professor of Geography at University of Victoria, Canada.