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Global Insurrectional Politics

1st Edition

Edited by Nevzat Soguk


146 pages

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The recent Arab uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have attracted scholarly attention as popular movements with novel transnational and religious dimensions. What became known as the Arab Spring can be read as part of a broader politics of normative defiance of predominant political and economic orders. From religious conflicts and indigenous sovereign claims to mobilizations of refugees and migrants in camps and urban settings, it may be possible to speak of contemporary insurrectional politics as social movements that emanate from normative positions which pose significant challenges to systemic orders. The purpose of this book is: to identify the material shifts giving rise to insurrectional politics; to reflect on key arenas of insurrection; to map/chart the impact of insurrectional movements on institutions and relations of political governance at national and global levels; and to explore analytics that will advance theorization of insurrectional politics. This volume generates new knowledge on systemic institutional transformations spanning the national and global, by bringing together scholars whose work combines theoretical inquiry with empirical analysis of contemporary insurrectional politics. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Globalizations.

Table of Contents

1. Insurrectional Politics: Theories and Practices of Contemporary Insurrections

Nevzat Soguk

2. On Insurrectionality: Theses on Contemporary Revolts and Resilience

T. W. Luke

3. Demonizing the Sensible and the ‘Revolution of Our Generation’ in Rosia Montana

Irina Velicu

4. Number Fetish: Middle-class India’s Obsession with the GDP

Sankaran Krishna

5. The End of Football and Fiesta? Social Insurrection and National Identity in Twenty-First-Century Brazil

E. Kath and J. Knijnik

6. Insurrectional Arts: Restoring a Politics and Ethics of Attention

Michael J. Shapiro

7. Insurrectional Politics in Colonial Southeast Asia: Colonial Modernity, Islamic ‘Counterplots’, and Translocal (Anti-colonial) Connectivity

Alina Sajed

8. ‘Germany Has Become Mohammedan’: Insurgency, Long-Distance Travel, and the Singapore Mutiny, 1915

Itty Abraham

9. Between Camps/Between Cities: Movement, Capture and Insurrectional Migrant Lives

Sam Okoth Opondo and Lorenzo Rinelli

10. Facebook Bras and #digitalharems: Fantasies of Mimesis and the Transgressions of Aliaa Elmahdy and Amina Sboui

Nicole Sunday Grove

11. With/Out a State, Kurds Rising: The Un/Stated Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq

Nevzat Soguk

About the Editor

Nevzat Soguk is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. He is co-editor, with Scott Nelson, of Modern Theory, Modern Power, World Politics: Critical Investigations (2016).

About the Series

Rethinking Globalizations

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations