Geographies of Resistance

Geographies of Resistance

by Michael Keith
     
 

Until very recently questions of resistance seemed straightforward, addressed in terms of an analysis of power.
This book demonstrates how new, radical geographies of resistance emerge, develop and operate. Radical cultural politics, exemplified by the black, feminist and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimination

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Until very recently questions of resistance seemed straightforward, addressed in terms of an analysis of power.
This book demonstrates how new, radical geographies of resistance emerge, develop and operate. Radical cultural politics, exemplified by the black, feminist and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimination into spaces of resistance. Post-colonial and queer theory have opened up new political spaces. Whether resistance is an act of transgression (crossing borders), opposition (such as constructing barricades), or everyday endurance (staying in place), these are geographies where space is constitutive of the social. Leading contemporary geographers draw on material from around the world, including Israel, Nepal, Canada, Philippines, Australia and Nigeria. Recasting current themes in critical human geography - politics, identity and place - the contributors introduce unexplored notions of resistance, offering exciting insights for those exploring social, cultural, urban, political and development issues in different worlds of change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415154963
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/1997
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Preface
1Introduction: Opposition, political identities and spaces of resistance1
2Black Gold, White Heat: State violence, local resistance and the national question in Nigeria33
3A Spatiality of Resistances: Theory and practice in Nepal's Revolution of 199068
4Remapping Resistance: 'Ground for struggle' and the politics of place87
5Dancing on the Bar: Sex, money and the uneasy politics of third space107
6The Still Point: Resistance, expressive embodiment and dance124
7Radical Politics Out of Place?: The curious case of ACT UP Vancouver152
8Rings, Circles and Perverted Justice: Gay judges and moral panic in contemporary Scotland168
9Performing Inoperative Community: The space and the resistance of some community arts projects184
10Resisting Reconciliation: The secret geographies of (post)colonial Australia203
11Identity, Authenticity and Memory in Place-Time219
12Local Cultures and Urban Protests236
13Spatial Politics/Social Movements: Questions of (b)orders and resistance in global times258
14Conclusion: A changing space and a time for change277
Bibliography287
Index309

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