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Geographies of Resistance

Keith, Michael and Pile, Steve eds. (1997). Geographies of Resistance. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1997 Routledge
ISBN: 0-415-15497-9, 978-0-415-15497-0
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 20217
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20217
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