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Occupying subjectivity: being and becoming radical in the 21st century

Rossdale, Chris, ed. (2016) Occupying subjectivity: being and becoming radical in the 21st century. Rethinking globalizations. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781138125063

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This book explores a variety of forms of radical political subjectivity. It takes its cue from the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the Occupy Movement and the European Anti-Austerity Movement, alongside the wider opposition to authoritarian and neoliberal forms of governance from which they sprang, in order to ask an urgent series of questions about the subject of radical politics: Who or what is it that engages in resistance? Who or what should they be? And how are we to negotiate the many complexities of that second question? The contributions, drawing on a wide range of theoretical traditions, offer a rich series of provocations towards new ways of conceptualising, evaluating and imagining radical political praxis. They engage different kinds of subjects, including protestors, dancers, self-burners, academics, settlers and humans, in order to think through the ways in which contemporary subjects are constituted within and work to unsettle dominant relations of power. Together, the chapters open up spaces to think about how political and intellectual commitment to social change can be enlivened through attention to the subject of radical politics.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 16:28

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