Fourierism, colonization and discourses of associative emigration



Drawing upon recent discussions in geography, this paper examines the discourses of emigration and colonization put forward by members of the British Fourierist movement. Through a close reading of the Fourierist newspaper, The London Phalanx, this paper explores how a set of ideas that are at face value a failure, when placed in context allow an understanding of nineteenth-century colonial projects.