Show simple item record Death, Carl 2011-03-14T09:04:11Z 2011-03-14T09:04:11Z 2010-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Death , C 2010 , ' Counter-conducts: A Foucauldian Analytics of Protest ' Social Movement Studies , vol 9 , no. 3 , pp. 235-251 . DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2010.493655 en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-2829
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dc.description Carl Death, ‘Counter-conducts: A Foucauldian analytics of protest’, Social Movement Studies 9, 3, (2010), pp. 235 – 251. en
dc.description.abstract The influence of Foucault on studies of social movements, dissent and protest is not as direct as might be imagined. He is generally regarded as focusing more on the analysis of power and government than forms of resistance. This is reflected in the governmentality literature, which tends to treat dissent and protest as an afterthought, or failure of government. However, Foucault's notion of 'counter-conducts' has much to offer the study of dispersed, heterogeneous and variegated forms of resistance in contemporary global politics. Using the protests that have accompanied summits including Seattle, Johannesburg, Prague, London and Copenhagen to illustrate an analytics of protest in operation, this article shows how a Foucauldian perspective can map the close interrelationship between regimes of government and practices of resistance. By adopting a practices and mentalities focus, rather than an actor-centric approach, and by seeking to destabilize the binaries of power and resistance, and government and freedom, that have structured much of political thought, an analytics of protest approach illuminates the mutually constitutive relationship between dominant power relationships and counter-conducts, and shows how protests both disrupt and reinforce the status quo, at the same time. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Social Movement Studies en
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dc.subject Foucault en
dc.subject counter-conducts en
dc.subject protes en
dc.subject summits en
dc.subject resistance en
dc.subject governmentality en
dc.title Counter-conducts: A Foucauldian Analytics of Protest en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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