From autonomous to autonomist geographies

Gray, N. and Clare, N. (2022) From autonomous to autonomist geographies. Progress in Human Geography, 46(5), pp. 1185-1206. (doi: 10.1177/03091325221114347)

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Autonomist Marxist ideas and concepts are resurgent and, with their latent spatiality, are well placed to contribute to radical geographical debates. In particular, the methodology of ‘class composition’ analysis provides a rigorous, materialist critique of transforming capitalist social relations. This paper first provides vital historical–theoretical context from the milieu of Italian Operaismo, before emphasising the value of autonomist Marxist analyses of three contemporary geographical frontiers: labour process, migration, and social reproduction. It ultimately argues that the laudable motivations of the autonomous geographies project, explored in this very journal, would be better served through an explicitly materialist autonomist geography.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Neil
Authors: Gray, N., and Clare, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Progress in Human Geography
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1477-0288
Published Online:12 July 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Progress in Human Geography 46(5): 1195-1206
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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