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Fragments of an anti-fascist geography: interrogating racism, nationalism, and state power.

Ince, Anthony 2019. Fragments of an anti-fascist geography: interrogating racism, nationalism, and state power. Geography Compass 13 (3) , e12420. 10.1111/gec3.12420
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Abstract

Extensive research exists in geography concerning racism and nationalism, yet there has been surprisingly little written on the far right, and even less on their anti‐fascist opponents. In the context of a resurgent far right, this paper draws together disparate work on this topic within geography to investigate the possibilities for the development of anti‐fascist geographies. While fascism and anti‐fascism have been chronically under‐researched in geography, I argue that there remains an insightful body of research in existence and that geographers are well positioned to undertake substantial work on the subject. Three connecting dimensions of an anti‐fascist geography are identified, namely, investigating not only racism but also the more‐than‐racist dimensions of the far right; their intersections with one another; and the development of anti‐fascist rationalities in geographical scholarship. Through this discussion, I suggest that the field of anarchist geographies offers a useful framework for these tasks, not only for empirical study but also for developing agendas to embed anti‐fascist principles into academic practices. By focusing in on the spatialities of far right and anti‐fascist politics, political geographers can position themselves at the forefront of this important area of work.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1749-8198
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 19 December 2018
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/118242

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