GEOGRAPHY AND CAPITALISM: RETHINKING CONTRADICTIONS
A workshop was held in Rome in May 2015 based on David Harvey’s last book Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. Considering different research perspectives on the topic, this essay proposes a change of perspective in the analysis of the capitalist relation moving from the concept of contradiction to the concept of crisis. Embracing this novel perspective will only be possible understanding the process of territorialization in its broad articulation. Above all, this will imply to move beyond constitutive territoriality while bringing other articulations of the territoriality into the foreground, especially configurative and ontological territorialities. This allows reflecting on the globalitarian capitalistic relation in a specifically geographical perspective.