Geographies of Resistance

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Michael Keith, Steven Pile
Routledge, Dec 19, 2013 - Science - 336 pages
Until very recently questions of resistance seemed straightforward, addressed in terms of an analysis of power.
This book demonstrates how new, radical geographies of resistance emerge, develop and operate. Radical cultural politics, exemplified by the black, feminist and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimination into spaces of resistance. Post-colonial and queer theory have opened up new political spaces. Whether resistance is an act of transgression (crossing borders), opposition (such as constructing barricades), or everyday endurance (staying in place), these are geographies where space is constitutive of the social. Leading contemporary geographers draw on material from around the world, including Israel, Nepal, Canada, Philippines, Australia and Nigeria. Recasting current themes in critical human geography - politics, identity and place - the contributors introduce unexplored notions of resistance, offering exciting insights for those exploring social, cultural, urban, political and development issues in different worlds of change.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
BLACK GOLD WHITE HEAT
33
A SPATIALITY OF RESISTANCES
68
REMAPPING RESISTANCE
87
DANCING ON THE
109
THE STILL POINT
124
RADICAL POLITICS OUT OF PL ACE?
152
PERFORMING INOPERATIVE COMMUNITY
184
RESISTING RECONCILIATION
203
IDENTITY AUTHENTICITY AND MEMORY
219
LOCAL CULTURES AND URBAN PROTESTS
236
SPATIAL POLITICSSOCIAL MOVEMENTS
258
CONCLUSION
277
Bibliography
287
Index
309
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