How do activists learn radical politics? Does the increasing neoliberalisation of education limit the possibilities of transgressive pedagogies? And in what contexts have anarchist geographers successfully shaped alternative pedagogic practices? Pedagogy is central to geographical knowledge and represents one of the key sites of contact where anarchist approaches can inform and revitalize contemporary geographical thought. This book looks at how anarchist geographers have shaped pedagogies that move towards bottom-up, 'organic' transformations of societies, spaces, subjectivities, and modes of organizing, where the importance of direct action and prefigurative politics take precedence over concerns about the state. Examining contemporary and historical case studies across the world, from formal and informal contexts, the chapters show the potential for new imaginaries of anarchist geographies that will challenge and inspire geographers to travel beyond the traditional frontiers of geographical knowledge.
Introduction: Transgressing Frontiers through the Radicalization of Pedagogy, Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza, and Richard J. White / 1. Toward a Radical Theory of Learning: Prefiguration as Legitimate Peripheral Participation, Joe Curnow / 2. Radicalizing Pedagogy: Geography and Libertarian Pedagogy Between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries, Federico Ferretti / 3. Zapatismo Versus the Neoliberal University: Towards a Pedagogy Against Oblivion, Levi Gahman / 4. Pedagogy in Geographical Expeditions: Detroit and East Lansing, Ronald J. Horvath / 5. Fuller Geographies And The Care-Ful Co-Production of Transgressive Pedagogies, Or 'Who Cares?', Kye Askins and Kelvin Mason / 6. Anarchism and Informal Informal Pedagogy: 'Gangs', Difference, Deference, Richard McHugh / 7. Destroy the School and Create a Free School: Digging up the Roots of Dominant/Submissive Complexes and Planting the Seeds of Cooperative Social Interaction, Erik Taje / 8. Educating for Earth Consciousness: Ecopedagogy within Early Anarchist Geography, Francisco Toro / 9. Cycling Diaries: Moving Towards an Anarchist Field Trip Pedagogy, Ferdinand Stenglein and Simon Mader / 10. Learning Through The Soles of Our Feet: Unschooling, Anarchism, and the Geography of Childhood, Simon Springer / Index / Notes on Contributors