Anarchist research within and without the academy: everyday geographies and the methods of emancipation

WHITE, Richard and SPRINGER, Simon (2022). Anarchist research within and without the academy: everyday geographies and the methods of emancipation. In: LOVELL, Sarah, COEN, Stephanie and ROSENBERG, Mark, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Methodologies in Human Geography. Routledge International Handbooks . Abingdon, Routledge, 322-336.

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With the overall aim of trying to raise consciousness and awareness about anarchist geography in the context of research, this chapter is divided into two key sections. The first section focuses on ‘anarchism, anarchist geographies and research’. The second section addresses the more comprehensive inter-locking question of, “What are anarchist methodologies in human geography, and how should anarchist research be disseminated?” Bringing these dilemmas under the focus of the chapter, we ask what is the point of anarchist research if it is exclusionary, only accessible to those who can converse in English, heard by those who are privileged enough to afford to pay (or have their institutions pay) exorbitant conference fees, and/or read by those able to spend £100+ on a Handbook produced by a private publishing company for profit? The chapter, however, concludes on an optimistic note. As anarchist geographies continue to gather momentum in our time of crisis and crises, they carry with them the hope of a better world. It is our hope that many readers will seriously reflect on how they may connect, or more fully align, their research with these anarchist lines of flight in mind.

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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 11:08
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