On resistance in human geography

Hughes, Sarah (2020) On resistance in human geography. Progress in Human Geography, 44 (6). pp. 1141-1160. ISSN 0309-1325

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This paper outlines scholarship on resistance within geography. Its contention is that conceptualisations of resistance are characterised by a predetermination of form that particular actions or actors must assume to constitute resistance. Asking what we risk ignoring if we only focus on predetermined, recognisable resistant forms, the paper revisits some of the fundamental assumptions (of intention, linearity and opposition) that underpin accounts of resistance. It calls for geographers to engage with resistance in emergence. The paper concludes by detailing what this might look like in practice, including intersections with work on potentiality, incoherent subjects, agentic materiality and speculative futures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergence, form, intention, opposition, potentiality, power, resistance
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 14:50
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41370

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