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FERRETTI Federico, “Teaching anarchist geographies: Elisée Reclus in Brussels and ‘the art of not being governed’”, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2017 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Tuesday 18 July 2017 by F.F.
This paper addresses the issue of how to teach anarchist geographies, as discussed by the current literature in this field. To this end, I analyse an exceptional archival source, i.e., the notes taken by a student of anarchist geographer Elisée Reclus during the classes that Reclus gave at the (...)


FERRETTI Federico, BARRERA DE LA TORRE Geronimo, INCE Anthony, TORO Francisco (eds.), Historical Geographies of Anarchism. Early critical geographers and present-day scientific challenges, Routledge, 2017 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Monday 3 July 2017 by F.F.
In the last few years, anarchism has been rediscovered as a transnational, cosmopolitan and multifaceted movement and its traditions, often hastily dismissed in the name of Marxism, Liberalism or post-structuralism, are increasingly revealing insights which inspire present-day scholarship in (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “Publishing anarchism: Pyotr Kropotkin and British print cultures, 1876-1917”, Journal of Historical Geography vol. 57, July 2017, 17-27 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Thursday 11 May 2017 by F.F.
This paper addresses the relationship between the famous anarchist geographer Pyotr Kropotkin and his most important British editors, John Scott Keltie and James Knowles. It analyses their unpublished correspondence, which has survived, for the most part, in the state archive of the Russian (...)


FERRETTI Federico, Evolution and revolution: anarchist geographies, modernity and post-structuralism, Environment and Planning D-Society and Space, 2017 DOI: 10.1177/0263775817694032. Online first (Articles and books about Reclus)

Sunday 5 March 2017 by F.F.
This paper addresses the recent rediscovery of anarchist geographies and its implications in current debates on the ‘foundations’ of science and knowledge. By interrogating both recent works and original texts by early anarchist geographers who have greater influence on present-day literature (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “Political geographies, unfaithful translations and anticolonialism: Ireland in Élisée Reclus’s geography and biography”, Political Geography, 2017, vol. 59, pp. 11-23 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Friday 17 February 2017 by F.F.
This paper addresses the role of Ireland and Irish republicanism in the geography, biography and political thinking of the French anarchist geographer Elisée Reclus (1830-1905). This paper sheds new light on the construction of a scientific and political discourse, one which was radically (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “Anarchist geographers and feminism in late 19th century France: the contributions of Elisée and Elie Reclus”, Historical Geography 44, 2016 pp. 68-88 [special number on Feminist Historical Geographies, edited by M. Domosh, K. Morin, T. Rothenberg] (Articles and books about Reclus)

Thursday 10 November 2016 by F.F.
Women were part of the political and scientific networks that contributed to Elisée Reclus’ enterprise of the New Universal Geography and built the "Antiauthoritarian International," although they have been generally neglected by historiography. During the French Second Empire (1851-1870), Elie (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “Organisation and formal activism: insights from the anarchist tradition”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 36, n. 11-12, 2016 [special number “Protest and activism (with)out organisation”, edited by P. Wood and R. White] (Articles and books about Reclus)

Thursday 1 September 2016 by F.F.
Elisée Reclus (1830-1905) argued that ‘anarchy is the highest expression of order’. This assertion, clashing with the bourgeois interpretation of anarchy as chaos, perfectly captured the theories that were being elaborated by Reclus and other anarchist geographers including Pëtr Kropotkin (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “‘The murderous civilisation’”: anarchist geographies, ethnography and cultural differences in the works of Elie Reclus”, Cultural Geographies, 2016 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Thursday 25 August 2016 by F.F.
This paper, based on primary sources, addresses the early anarchist ethnography of Élie Reclus (brother of the more famous French geographer Élisée Reclus), placing it in the context of anarchist geographers’ elaboration of the theory of mutual aid, as well as in the construction of a scientific (...)


FERRETTI Federico, “Geographies of peace and the teaching of internationalism: Marie-Thérèse Maurette and Paul Dupuy in the Geneva International School (1924-1948)”, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 2016 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Monday 22 August 2016 by F.F.
Drawing on recent thorough-going debates on ‘geographies of peace’, this paper addresses the experience of the French geographer Paul Dupuy (1856–1948) and his daughter, Marie-Thérèse Maurette (1890–1989), in the Geneva International School between 1924 and 1948. Working with primary sources, I (...)


FERRETTI Federico, "Situated Knowledge and Visual Education: Patrick Geddes and Reclus’s Geography (1886–1932)", Journal of Geography, 2016 (Articles and books about Reclus)

Thursday 18 August 2016 by F.F.
This article addresses Patrick Geddes’s relationship with geography and visual education by focusing on his collaboration with the network of the anarchist geographers -Elie, -Elis-ee, and Paul Reclus. Drawing on empirical archival research, it contributes to the current debates on geographies (...)


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