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Postanarchism and space: Revolutionary fantasies and autonomous zones

Newman, Saul. 2011. Postanarchism and space: Revolutionary fantasies and autonomous zones. Planning Theory, 10(4), pp. 344-365. ISSN 1473-0952 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

In this paper, I call for a re-consideration of anarchism and its alternative ways of conceptualising
spaces for radical politics. Here I apply a Lacanian analysis of the social imaginary to explore the utopian fantasies and desires that underpin social spaces, discourses and practices – including planning, and revolutionary politics. I will go on to develop – via Castoriadis and others – a distinctly post-anarchist conception of political space based around the project of autonomy and the re-situation of the political space outside the state. This will have direct consequences for an alternative conception of planning practice and theory.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095211413753

Keywords:

planning theory, (post)anarchism, Lacan, revolutionary politics, autonomy

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
November 2011Published

Item ID:

6367

Date Deposited:

30 Dec 2011 10:25

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 05:45

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6367

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