RADICAL GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND MODERNITY
The concept of radical geography emerged in the late 1960s and became very popular in America and Europe in the 1970s. «Radical geography» is a problem-oriented research topic in geographical science, united by the «concept of social justice» (D. Harvey). It has such distinctive features: a) the uniqueness of the theme itself, defined by spatial and ecological problems, which are generated by man’s violence against man and man against nature; b) signs of a «scientific underground» (V.M. Kotlyakov – V.S. Preobrazhensky); c) the «leftist» political orientation of theory and methodology. Radical-geographical intensions in culture and science have always been present. The article traces their evolution from ancient Greek antiquity to the 1970s. The viewpoint that at the historical stage of «modernity» the transformation of radical geographic ideas is conditioned by a) historical collapse of marxism as a project of future society, b) emergence of the newest egalitarian and antiestablishment doctrine «postanarchism», c) cardinal transformations of historical process connected with assertion of network principles (in a broad sense) in modern society and eschatological expectations of ecological disaster, is expressed and justified. Modern geography cannot but be radicalised.
radical geography, human rights, social justice, networking, multiculturalism, postanarchism, environmental disaster, eschatology
Problems of Geography, 2023, Vol.1-2, DOI: 10.35101/prg-2023.1-2.8
Author: Yulian Tyutyunnik
Affiliation: M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden – National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
How to cite:
Tyutyunnik, Y. (2023). Радикальная география, история и современность. Problems of Geography, 2023, Vol.1-2, p. 131-148. https://doi.org/10.35101/PRG-2023.1-2.8