This volume seeks to bring into focus some of the main dimensions of political hegemony, including judicial repression, state terror, the structures of racialization, discrimination, and colonization. Against these, it then offers open-ended views of many different levels of resistance, from mass struggles and problems of national liberation to alternate ways of living one's intimate life within the community. The role of imagination, ideology, and critique in organizational activity, the problem of absorption by the hierarchy one resists, and modes of regeneration of political energies are all brought together as dimensions of cultures of resistance.
The essays here collected do not offer solutions but raise questions within four main themes: domination, cultural formation, reification, and transformation. Ultimately, the various perspectives are based on the concept that autonomy is the fundamental building block of democracy. The different issues involved are viewed as moments on a common political trajectory leading toward the liberation of the human spirit from repressive social and cultural forces.
Taken as a whole, these outstanding essays broaden our understanding of liberation and provide an excellent resource for philosophers and activists alike.
About the Author
Steve Martinot (San Francisco, CA) is an instructor in the Department of Humanities at San Francisco State University.
Joy James (Providence, RI) is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Brown University.
Table of Contents
|1.||Postsocialist Prophecy: Latin America and the Future of Progressive Politics||29|
|2.||The "Question" of Prison Praxis: Relations of Force, Social Reproduction, Points of Departure||46|
|3.||After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? Foucault, Racism, and the Death Penalty||69|
|4.||The Racialization of Space: Toward a Phenomenological Account of Raced and Antiracist Spatiality||86|
|5.||The Geography of Gender: Transgender Experiences Revise the Map||110|
|6.||Resistance, Self-Fashioning, and Gay Identity||119|
|7.||There is No Interracial Sexual Relationship: Race, Love, and Sexuality in the Multiracial Movement||135|
|8.||Participatory Democracy in an Age of Global Capitalism||155|
|9.||Under No Un/Certain Terms||174|
|10.||Pornography, Objectification, and the Sartrean "Look"||188|
|11.||Cyborg-Mothers: Feminist Discourses of Assisted Reproductive Technologies||203|
|12.||Cooperatives, Basic Income, and the Transition to Socialism||216|
|13.||1968 as a Precedent for Revolt Against Globalization: A Sartrean Interpretation of the Global Uprising||234|
|14.||The Secular Religion, Postsecularism, and Marxism||252|
|15.||Reading Behind the (Enemy's) Lines: Fighter-Teachers of Eritrea's Independence War||274|