Social space and the practice of anarchist history

  title={Social space and the practice of anarchist history},
  author={Tom Goyens},
  journal={Rethinking History},
  pages={439 - 457}
  • Tom Goyens
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Rethinking History
This essay argues for the integration of a spatial analysis in historical research and writing. The history of anarchism and other oppositional, decentralized movements can be better understood when the spatial implications of their ideological practices are critically examined. The uses, production, and conceptualization of space and places should be an essential dimension of historical research and interpretation. 
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