1st Edition

Situating Global Resistance
Between Discipline and Dissent

ISBN 9781138853430
Published November 10, 2014 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.