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Disobedience: Concept and Practice

Edited by: Elena Loizidou

ISBN13: 9780415657242
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Disobedience has been practiced and considered since time immemorial. The aim of this edited collection, Disobedience: Concept and Practice is to address the concept and practice of disobedience through the prism of contemporary ideas and events. Past writings on disobedience represented it as a practice that reveals the limits of political government or of law. Overall, it might be said that disobedience was represented as a political practice. It was not, for example, thought as a subjective exigency and its discussion in relation to law and politics was tied to an unduly narrow conception of these terms.

This volume demonstrates how disobedience operates in various terrains, and may be articulated in relation to textuality, aesthetics and subjectivity, as well as politics and law. Disobedience is multivalent, multidisciplinary and poly-local. And the essays presented here offer a rich and useful guide to its current legal, political and social possibilities.

Part I: Disobedience & Law:
Lucy Finchett-Maddoc, 'The Case of the Naughty in Relation to Law'
Gilbert Leung, 'Breach of the Peace or Sovereignty: Violence and Disobedience'
Patrick Hanafin, 'Insubordinate Voices: Contestation and the Right to Politics'

Part II: Textuality and Disobedience:
Margaritas Palacios, 'Hermeneutics and the Art of Disobedience: A critical reading of Ricoeur and Derrida'essay
Jimmy Casas Klausen, 'Sacropolitics: How to Disobey Sacred Scriptures'
James Martel, 'Disobedient Objects: Benjamin, Kafka, Poe and the revolt of the fetish'

Part III: Politics and Places of Disobedience: Costas Douzinas, 'Greek Disobedience'
Jodie Dean, 'Disobedience is not Democracy'
Elena Loizidou, 'Disobedience Subjectively Speaking'.