Anarchist Geographies and Mutual Aid

Prof Simon SPringer/ Prof Marcelo Lopes de Souza (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Prof Richard J. White (Sheffield Hallam University, UK); A/Prof Federico Ferrettii (University College Dublin, Ireland); Dr. Anthony Ince (Cardiff University, UK)

Anarchism is a perennially misunderstood idea. Part of this project has been to reclaim a positive connotation for anarchism rather than its continual disparagement and incorrect alignment as a synonym for chaos and violence. Anarchism as a political philosophy is intended as the exact opposite of the ugly and twisted patterns and processes of domination. Instead, anarchism is indicative of relations of reciprocity, or what Kropotkin called ‘mutual aid’, as well as the perpetually unfolding processes of direct action, voluntary association, self-management, and grassroots democratic politics. In short, anarchism is a holistic and uncompromising demand for social justice.


Publications

Ferretti, F., Souza, M. L. de, Springer, S, and White, R. J. 2021. Insurgent Geographies: Left-Libertarian Praxis and the Promise of Anarchism.

Springer, S. 2021. 'The dawn-light of social work: anarchist praxis for emancipation' Social Work Theory: Critical Praxis. Eds. Shaikh, S. S., and LeFrançois, B. A. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

White, R. J. and Springer, S. 2021. 'Anarchist Research Within and Without the Academy: Everyday Geographies and the Methods of Emancipation'. The Routledge Handbook of Methodologies in Human Geography. Ed. Rosenberg, M., Lovell, S., and Coen, S. London: Routledge.

Springer, S. 2020. Οι αναρχικές ρίζες της γεωγραφίας: προς τη χωρική χειραφέτηση. Athens: Furtuna Books.

Springer, S. 2020. 'Caring geographies: the COVID-19 interregnum and a return to mutual aid.' Dialogues in Human Geography.

Springer, S. 2020. 'Comprender la geografía anarquista' Libre Pensamiento. 102: 11-18.

Springer, S. 2019. 'Anarchist geography.' The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography. Ed-in-Chief.
Richardson, D. Oxford: Wiley.

Springer, S. 2019. Las raíces anarquistas de la geografía: hacia la emancipación espacial. Mexico City: Instituto de Geografía, UNAM.

Springer, S. 2019. 'I, dirty anarchist'. Durty Wurds: A Space for Dialogue, Solidarity, Resistance and Creation. Ed. Brunnetta, V. and O’Shea, K. Limerick, Durty Books.

Springer, S. 2018. Coğrafyanın Anarşist Kökleri: Mekansal Kurtuluşa Doğru. Istanbul: Sumer Publishing.

Springer, S. 2018. Pour une géographie anarchiste. Montreal: Lux Editeur.

Springer, S. 2017. Anarchy is forever: the infinite and eternal moment of struggle. Historical Geographies of Anarchism: Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges. Eds. Ferretti, F., Toro, F., Barrera, G., and Ince, A. New York: Routledge.

Springer, S. 2017. 'The limits to Marx: David Harvey and the condition of postfraternity'. Dialogues in Human Geography. 7(3): 280-294.

Souza, M. L. de, White, R. J., and Springer, S. Eds. 2016. Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. London: Roman & Littlefield.

Souza, M L. de, White, R. J., and Springer, S. 2016. 'Subverting the meaning of ‘theory’'. Theories of Resistance:
Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt.
Eds. Souza M. L. de, Springer, S., and White, R. J. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Springer, S. 2016. The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

White, R. J., Springer, S., and Souza, M L. de. 2016. ' Performing anarchism, practicing freedom, pursuing revolt'. The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. White, R. J., Souza M. L. de, and Springer, S. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

White, R. J., Springer, S., and Souza, M. L. de. Eds. 2016. The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. London: Roman & Littlefield.

Springer, S. 2014. 'For anarcho-geography! Or, bare-knuckle boxing as the world burns.' Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(3): 297-310.

Springer, S. 2014. 'Why a radical geography must be anarchist'. Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(3): 249-270.

Springer, S. 2013. 'Anarchism and geography: a brief genealogy of anarchist geographies'. Geography Compass. 7(1): 46-60.

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