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De-Pathologising Resistance: Anthropological interventions

Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios, ed. (2015) De-Pathologising Resistance: Anthropological interventions. Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-93024-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In a time of renewed interest in insurrectionary movements, urban protest, and anti-austerity indignation, the idea of resistance is regaining its relevance in social theory. De-Pathologizing Resistance re-examines resistance as a concept that can aid social analysis, highlighting the dangers of pathologising resistance as illogical and abnormal, or exoticising it in romanticised but patronising terms. Taking a de-pathologising and de-exoticising perspective, this book brings together insights from older and newer studies, the intellectual biographies of its contributing authors, and case studies of resistance in diverse settings, such as Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Mexico. From feminist studies to plaza occupations and anti-systemic uprisings, there is an emerging need to connect the analysis of contemporary protest movements under a broader theoretical re-examination. The idea of resistance?with all of its contradictions and its dynamism?provides such a challenging opportunity. This book was originally published as a special issue of History and Anthropology.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Resistance, Anthropology, de-pathologising, de-exoticising.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50888 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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