Adam David Morton on Victor Serge at Progress in Political Economy

Adam David Morton on Victor Serge – a Progress in Political Economy blogpost linked to a new article.

One of the most striking features of Victor Serge’s writings has to be the way he captures spatial arbiters that shape the practices of empowerment and containment within the territorial form of the city. As argued in my latest journal article published here in Annals of the American Association of Geographers, flowing across his documentary or witness novels, his political writings, his poetry, or his memoirs as a revolutionary is a sense of the political processes shaping urban society, the space of the city, and the possibilities of revolution rising up from the streets. My argument in the article, drawing from Henri Lefebvre, is that this is nowhere more evident than in his novels Conquered City [1932] and The Case of Comrade Tulayev [1942]. [continues here]

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