Introduction

Anarchist Geographies and Epistemologies of the State

  • Gerónimo Barrera University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Anarchist geographies, State, Anti-authoritarian, Epistemologies, Statism

Abstract

This special issue intends to deepen into the question of and explore epistemic avenues in knowledge production about the state in geography. This issue assembles papers and interventions that drawing on anarchist and anarchist-inspired geographies interrogate and challenge state narratives and effects through empirical and theoretical analysis. The collection situates current debates in this field conveying the potentialities and values of its epistemic tools to attain a nuanced understanding of the state and its intersection with other forms of oppression. The contributions extend the critique and reflection around the state in geography focusing on a state-decentering epistemological move, one that takes seriously the multiplicity of creative force shifting our gaze towards oppressive structure and everyday forms of subjugation. As well, the works explore fruitful cross-pollination between different ways of knowing the state from anti-authoritarian perspectives.

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Published
2021-04-08
How to Cite
Barrera, G. (2021). Introduction. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 20(2), 142-150. Retrieved from https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/2142
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Special Issue - Anarchist Geographies and Epistemologies of the State