1st Edition

Situating Global Resistance Between Discipline and Dissent

Edited By Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker Copyright 2012
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Foreword  Ronnie D. Lipschutz (Professor of Politics, UC-Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor of International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London)

    1. Introduction: Disciplining Dissent  Lara Coleman (PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, University of Bristol) and Karen Tucker (PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, University of Bristol)

    2. Global Discipline and Dissent in the Longue Durée: Global Severance against Global Presence  André C. Drainville (Professor of Sociology, Université Laval)

    3. Visual Technologies in Rebellion: Violence, Myth and the Convulsive Kettle  Amedeo Policante (PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London)

    4. Uncivil Disobedience in Struggles over Access to Water: Shifting Legalities  Bronwen Morgan (Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Department of Law, University of Bristol)

    5. Disciplining Voice, Unhearing Dissent: A Critical Account of Democracy ‘From Below’  Nicole Doerr (Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin)

    6. Disciplining the Theory and Practice of Dissent: A Feminist Perspective  Bice Maiguashca (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Exeter)

    7. Counter-Conducts at the Summit: Power, Government and Dissent in South Africa and Elsewhere  Carl Death (Lecturer, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University)

    8. The All-American and the Phantastic Other  Hasmet M. Uluorta (Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami)

    9. Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art-World and Alter-Globalization Protest  Kirsty Robertson (Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario)

    10. Struggles over Knowledge and Power in NGOs and Community Organizations: The Disciplining of Dissent  Aziz Choudry (Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University) and Eric Shragge (Associate Professor and Principal, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University)

    11. Disciplining Poverty Eradication: the Global Call to Action Against Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals in Malawi  Clive Gabay (PhD Candidate, Department of Development Policy and Practice, Open University)


    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.