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Conceptualizing 'Everyday Resistance'


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Foreword James C. Scott Part 1: A Theoretical Framework: Resistance as Everyday Counter Practice 1. Everyday Resistance as a Concept 2. A Theoretical Approach Beyond Scott and de Certeau 3. Everyday Resistance as Practice 4. Everyday Resistance as Counter Practice Intermezzo: Towards a Framework That Guides Our Analysis of Everyday Resistance Part 2: An Analytical Framework: Dimensions of Everyday Resistance 5. Repertoires of Everyday Resistance in Relation to Configurations of Power 6. Relationships of Agents 7. The Spatialization of Everyday Resistance 8. The Temporalization of Everyday Resistance 9. Four Dimensions of Everyday Resistance: The Case of Palestinian Sumūd. Conclusion: Towards a Transdisciplinary Social Science Analysis of Everyday Resistance

About the Author

Anna Johansson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, University West, Sweden. Her areas of research are mainly resistance studies, critical fat studies and gender studies.

Stellan Vinthagen is Professor and Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also Co-Leader of the Resistance Studies Group at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and co-founder of the Resistance Studies Network, as well as Editor of the Journal of Resistance Studies. His research is focused on resistance, power, social movements, nonviolent action, conflict transformation and social change.


"Resistance comes in many different forms. It is ultimately about forming assemblies, engaging in collective and/or individual protests and it involves everything from direct oppositions to delay tactics, refusals to collaborate to the creation of alternatives, et cetera. In addressing 'everyday resistance', this timely and well-written book helps us in filling a gap in our current understanding of resistance (practices) and, by extension, social change. In close dialogue with other important scholars in the field, this illuminating, interesting, inspiring and important book is a needed corrective to the existing literature that provides some coherence and congruity to the emerging field of Resistance Studies. I would recommend it to a wide readership, to anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of current (world) politics." — Mikael Baaz, Associate Professor of International Law and Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Gothenburg

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