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Keywords:

  • Fourierism;
  • emigration;
  • utopianism;
  • failure;
  • progress;
  • The London Phalanx

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.