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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Territory and the governmentalisation of social reproduction: parliamentary enclosure and spatial rationalities in the transition from feudalism to capitalism
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Humanities,
  • Town and country planning
Information
Abstract
Recent applications of Foucauldian categories in geography, spatial history and the history of town planning have opened up interesting new perspectives, with respect to both the evolution of spatial knowledge and the genealogy of territorial techniques and their relation to larger socio-political projects, that would be enriched if combined with other discursive traditions. This article proposes to conceptualise English parliamentary enclosureea favourite episode for Marxist historiography, frequently read in a strictly materialist fashioneas a precedent of a new form of sociospatial governmentality, a political technology that inaugurates a strategic manipulation of territory for social change on the threshold between feudal and capitalist spatial rationalities. I analyse the sociospatial dimensions of parliamentary enclosure?s technical and legal innovations and compare them to the forms of communal self-regulation of land use customs and everyday regionalisations that preceded it. Through a systematic, replicable mechanism of reterritorialisation, enclosure acts normalised spatial regulations, blurred regional differences in the social organisation of agriculture and erased the modes of autonomous social reproduction linked to common land. Their exercise of dispossession of material resources, social capital and community representations is interpreted therefore as an inaugural logic that would pervade the emergent spatial rationality later known as planning.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Historical Geography
ISBN
0305-7488
Impact factor JCR
0,817
Impact info
Volume
38
10.1016/j.jhg.2012.02.002
Journal number
From page
209
To page
219
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Q1
Participants
  • Autor: Alvaro Sevilla Buitrago (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad (GIAU+S)
  • Departamento: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
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