Geographies of Resistance

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Overview

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: 9780415154970
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Preface
1 Introduction: Opposition, political identities and spaces of resistance 1
2 Black Gold, White Heat: State violence, local resistance and the national question in Nigeria 33
3 A Spatiality of Resistances: Theory and practice in Nepal's Revolution of 1990 68
4 Remapping Resistance: 'Ground for struggle' and the politics of place 87
5 Dancing on the Bar: Sex, money and the uneasy politics of third space 107
6 The Still Point: Resistance, expressive embodiment and dance 124
7 Radical Politics Out of Place?: The curious case of ACT UP Vancouver 152
8 Rings, Circles and Perverted Justice: Gay judges and moral panic in contemporary Scotland 168
9 Performing Inoperative Community: The space and the resistance of some community arts projects 184
10 Resisting Reconciliation: The secret geographies of (post)colonial Australia 203
11 Identity, Authenticity and Memory in Place-Time 219
12 Local Cultures and Urban Protests 236
13 Spatial Politics/Social Movements: Questions of (b)orders and resistance in global times 258
14 Conclusion: A changing space and a time for change 277
Bibliography 287
Index 309
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