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Situating Global Resistance

Between Discipline and Dissent, 1st Edition

Edited by Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker


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The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant ways of thinking, seeing or enacting politics and by the multiform relations of power at play in the making of global order.

The contributions, written from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, address themes such as the processes through which particular sorts of resisting subjects are produced; the politics of knowledge in which resisting practices are embedded; the ways in which visual technologies are deployed within and towards oppositional practices; and the politics of gender, race and class within spaces of contestation. The volume thus opens up space for critical reflection and inter-disciplinary dialogue on what it means to be a resisting subject and on the interplay between the power and counter-power in global order.

This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ronnie D. Lipschutz 1. Between Discipline and Dissent: Situated Resistance and Global Order Lara Montesinos Coleman and Karen Tucker 2. Global Discipline and Dissent in the Longue Durée André C. Drainville 3. Counter-Conducts in South Africa: Power, Government and Dissent at the World Summit Carl Death 4. Governing Dissent in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve: 'Development', Governmentality, and Subjectification among Botswana's Bushmen Louiza Odysseos 5. Of Cameras and Balaclavas: Violence, Myth and the Convulsive Kettle Amedeo Policante 6. Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art-World and Alter-Globalization Protest Kirsty Robertson 7. Consenting to ‘Heaven’: The Millennium Development Goals, Neo-liberal Governance and Global Civil Society in Malawi Clive Gabay 8. Disciplining Dissent: NGOs and Community Organizations Aziz Choudry and Eric Shragge 9. The Disciplining of Dissent and the Role of Empathetic Listeners in Deliberative Publics: A Ritual Perspective Nicole Doerr 10. Looking Beyond the Spectacle: Social Movement Theory, Feminist Anti-globalization Activism and the Praxis of Principled Pragmatism Bice Maiguashca

About the Editors

Lara Montesinos Coleman is Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex. Her research focuses on questions of resistance, global development, security and the politics of knowledge. She is a member of the International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies.

Karen Tucker is a Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on issues relating to global governance, global trade politics, subaltern knowledges, critical methodology and the politics of global resistance.

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 / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies