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Author Ferretti, Federico, author

Title Anarchy and geography : Reclus and Kropotkin in the UK / Federico Ferretti
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in historical geography
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Introduction: alternative geographical traditions; 1. The Reclus brothers: translating science and radical politics in the age of empire; Exiles in the British Islands: discovering social and colonial questions; Reclus in Ireland: discovering colonialism and landlordism; Long-lasting effects of the London experience: dealing with British science; Reclus in London on numerous occasions; 2. Editorial networks and the publics of science: building pluralist geographies
Kropotkin's early networks: John Scott Keltie, Patrick Geddes and Joseph CowenGeographers, editors and gentlemen: Henry Bates, Hugh Mill, William Robertson-Smith, Hugh Chisholm; The Nineteenth Century: socialism and evolutionary theorising; Kropotkin: an anarchist in the editorial business; The business world of publishing again: Halford Mackinder and the anarchists; 3. Establishing a geographical tradition in the 'British Isles': emergent social and political geographies; A universal geography, and an amazing traveller's guide; Showing London to the French
The NGU and the Mediterranean metaphorThe NGU and the principle of coastal indentation; Fields, factories and workshops: an anarchist economic geography of England; 4. Striving for Freedom: Reclus's and Kropotkin's politics in the UK; Charlotte and Pyotr: founding a journal; Anarchism, female activism and women's rights; For 'subject races' and for Ireland: Nannie Dryhurst and the others; A strenuous anti-colonialist; Freedom for Ireland; Kropotkin and Alfred Marsh: between activism and scholarship; Decolonizing socialism (and geography): The Black Man's Burden
Reclus and Freedom against the EmpireJingoes and Matabele; Non-European revolutions; 5. Ripples and waves of anarchist writing: towards humane sciences; The most 'humane' collaborator: Richard Heath; Reclus, and Heath's French connection; Heath, and Kropotkin's British connection; Anarchism, humanism and gay rights: Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis; Ethical socialism: Henry Salt, William Morris and Walter Crane; Morris and anarchism; The Scottish connection: James Mavor, the Geikies and the Geddeses; 6. Conclusion: the relevance of early critical geographies
Appendix A: Pyotr Kropotkin, 'Natural selection and mutual aid'Appendix B: Élisée Reclus, 'War', Freedom, May 1898; Appendix C: [Edward Carpenter], To Peter Kropotkin from; Archives; References; Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Reclus, Elisée, 1830-1905.
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921.
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921 fast
Reclus, Elisée, 1830-1905 fast
Subject Anarchism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Great Britain
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351041720