THEORY AND ESSENTIALISM IN MARXIST GEOGRAPHY
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 53–66, April 1990
How to Cite
GRAHAM, J. (1990), THEORY AND ESSENTIALISM IN MARXIST GEOGRAPHY. Antipode, 22: 53–66. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.1990.tb00197.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
Many Marxist geographers are involved in the current attempt within human geography to create nonessentialist forms of social explanation. This project has been carried forward with great, though uneven, success. I argue that the concept of ‘theory’ is an area of our discourse where essentialism tenaciously persists. I explore some essentialist meanings of ‘theory’ in Marxist geography and offer a nonessentialist alternative meaning, embedded within an explicitly nonessentialist Marxism.