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recluse

(rĕk′lo͞os′, rĭ-klo͞os′)
n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
adj. recluse (rĭ-klo͞os′, rĕk′lo͞os′)
Withdrawn from the world; reclusive.
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Analysing a corpus of original texts from Reclus and Kropotkin on progress, science and on the relation between 'humankind' and 'nature', I show that these definitions cannot fit anarchist geographers, and cannot be generalised to so-called 'classical anarchism'.
En su resena sobre el Ensayo, Elisee Reclus demuestra que tan profundamente habian calado las ideas raciales y climaticas.
Elie Reclus (1827-1904), the library's new director, was both a social reformer and a scholar, as was his brother Elisee (1830-1905).
Reclus, por sua vez, vale-se, da mesma forma que Baudelaire, de um antecedente livresco, o topico opositivo norte/ sul, presente, entre outros casos, no Discurso sobre a desigualdade dos homens de Rousseau, para nos dizer que, enquanto nos bosques do Norte todas as arvores se parecem e se erguem, isoladas, "como os cidadaos iguais em um pais livre", labas, porem, nos tropicos, as inumeras especies da floresta, distintas unas das outras por suas dimensoes, suas formas e ate por suas cores, confundem-se, sem freio, na mesma massa de vegetacao, porque "a arvore perdeu sua individualidade na vida de conjunto".
Un buen sitio para saber de Reclus y de lo que sobre el pensaron muchos, es el dedicado a la reimpresion electronica del libro Elisee and Elie Reclus: In Memoriam, compilado, editado e impreso por Joseph Ishill (Berkeley Heights, N.J., Oriole Press, 1927): http:// dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bright/reclus/ishill/ frontpiece.html
Purchase's treatment of the fascinating anarchist geographer, Elisee Reclus - a strong influence, along with Kropotkin, on regional planner Patrick Geddes - is interesting, but a bit excessive.
Federico Ferretti's book on the making and meanings of Elisee Reclus's monumental work La Nouvelle Geographie Universelle (NGU) is not only an excellent essay on a towering intellectual figure within the anarchist movement; it also offers fascinating insights into the history and construction of geography as a politicised scientific field and the interplay and tensions between publishing and anarchist politics.
Keywords: Elisee Reclus, Lucien Febvre, anarchism, socialism, geohistory, critical theory
We then consider the ways in which the anarchist tradition might reflect elements of a posthumanist perspective, assessing the classical tradition of Peter Kropotkin and Elisee Reclus, followed by the more contemporary perspectives of Murray Bookchin, Bob Torres and Brian Dominick.