Critical Geographies of Resistance

Sarah Hughes (Editor)

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This cutting-edge book explores and advances contemporary geographical understandings of resistance. Calling for geographers to focus on the emergence of resistance and to avoid making assumptions on the forms it takes, chapters critically interrogate concepts of resistance and illustrate the political potential of re-thinking them.

Engaging with anarchist, feminist and postcolonial scholarship, this book traces existing debates on resistance in geography and suggests how they can be productively reanimated. Contributors explore multiple and everyday spaces, subjects, and temporalities of resistance, reconsidering the study of resistance in light of recent ontological developments, including in non-representational theory, the non-human, post-politics and more-than-human geographies. Using detailed case studies, the book examines what critical geographies of resistance might look like in practice, providing insight on how geography can respond to and engage with the contemporary world.

Featuring a Foreword by Professor Cindi Katz, this book will be a fascinating read for scholars and students of human, social and cultural geography, geopolitics, sociology, and those studying resistance across the social sciences. It will also be of interest to activists looking to formulate alternative resistant claims and practices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages264
ISBN (Electronic)9781800882881
ISBN (Print)9781800882874
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2023

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