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Title: Notes towards autonomous geographies: creation, resistance and self management as survival tactics
Authors: Pickerill, Jenny
Chatterton, Paul
First Published: 2006
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Progress in Human Geography, 2006, 30 (6), pp.730-746.
Abstract: This paper’s focus is what we call 'autonomous geographies' – spaces where there is a desire to constitute non-capitalist, collective forms of politics, identity and citizenship. These are created through a combination of resistance and creation, and a questioning and challenging of dominant laws and social norms. The concept of autonomy permits a better understanding of activists’ aims, practices and achievements in alter-globalisation movements. We explore how autonomous geographies are multi-scalar strategies that weave together spaces and times, constituting in-between and overlapping spaces, blending resistance and creation, and combining theory and practice. We flesh out two examples of how autonomous geographies are made through collective decision-making and autonomous social centres. Autonomous geographies provide a useful toolkit for understanding how spectacular protest and everyday life are combined to brew workable alternatives to life beyond capitalism.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0309132506071516
Version: Post print
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 2006 SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.This is the authors final draft of an article published as Progress in Human Geography, 2006, 30(6), pp.730-746. The published version is available from, doi:10.1177/0309132506071516
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