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Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Chris Rossdale

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In the past 15 years, anti-militarist activists in the UK have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin’s central London offices and stopped a battleship ... More


Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Alex V. Barnard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores how 40% of America’s food supply is thrown out—uneaten—through the lens of one group of activists, “freegans,” in New York City dedicated to recovering, redistributing, and reusing ... More


Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190099961
eISBN:
9780197500002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190099961.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Framed in debates about the crisis of democracy, the book analyzes one of the most influential social movements of recent times: Spain’s “Indignados” or “15-M” movement. In the wake of the global ... More


Narrative Intelligence: Empathy, Mimesis and the Equitable

Jeanne Gaakeer

in Judging from Experience: Law, Praxis, Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442480
eISBN:
9781474460286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442480.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses what it takes to become a ‘literary jurist’ by returning to the topic of narrative intelligence introduced in Chapter 1. It analyses Ricoeur’s view on mimesis and shows the ... More


Anti-Militarist Direct Action

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines the understanding of direct action on which the rest of the book builds. It begins with two vignettes of notable anti-militarist direct actions, before setting out some formal ... More


Contestations

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers how anti-militarists challenge militarised forms of contestation by prefiguring alternatives. The chapter opens by introducing again the concept of prefiguration, which holds ... More


Conclusion

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion returns to the politics of prefiguration and political coalition. There are certain dangers involved in practices of resistance which set themselves in opposition to coherent and ... More


Control (Part I): Tactics, Strategy and Grand Strategy

Thomas Swann

in Anarchist Cybernetics: Control and Communication in Radical Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208788
eISBN:
9781529208832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208788.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Four returns to the description of the anarchist Viable System Model to focus on the distinction between the functional roles involved in the anarchist cybernetic organisation. A three-part ... More


Intervention and the Future Anterior

Thomas Nail

in Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655861
eISBN:
9780748676651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655861.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Chapter 2, I argue that this return to revolution found in the work of Deleuze, Guattari and the Zapatistas is also characterised by a prefigurative strategy of political transformation aimed at ... More


Co-construction or prefiguration? The problem of the ‘translation’ of social and solidarity economy practices into policy

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

By engaging with the recent experience of Latin American Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) movements, this chapter discusses three ideas. First, that SSE practices by social movements can be seen ... More


The Revolution Will Not Be Historicised

Ruth Kinna

in Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748642298
eISBN:
9781474418690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642298.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Kropotkin's theory of revolution. It argues that his understanding of revolution was consistent and explores this by looking at his essay The Spirit of Revolt. The chapter shows ... More


Crowned Anarchy-Anarchy-Anarchism – Countereffectuating Deleuze and Guattari’s Politics

Aragorn Eloff

in Deleuze and Anarchism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474439077
eISBN:
9781474465151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439077.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter I propose that Deleuze and Guattari's work does in fact suggest an anarchist political sensibility; an anarchism that is able both to analyse and respond effectively to the conditions ... More


Non-Knowledge and the Symbolic Mode: Nikolai Khomeriki’s A Tale About Darkness (2009)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I use Khomeriki’s film to demonstrate how the symbolic mode enables signification outside the realm of rational knowledge whereby symbols relate to non-knowledge. In his critique of non-knowledge, ... More


Origin Stories

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

in Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190099961
eISBN:
9780197500002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190099961.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Part II traces 15-M from its origins to the end of the occupation of Madrid’s central plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Introduction to Part II argues for the need to distinguish analytically between ... More


Problems of belonging in solidarity work

Nicholas Owen

in Other People's Struggles: Outsiders in Social Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190945862
eISBN:
9780190945893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945862.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 8 explores the dilemmas of belonging that arise in the solidarity orientation, in work aimed at increasing group and movement cohesion. The chapter considers first whether constituents and ... More


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