The politics of recognition and social justice : transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance

Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria and Pease, Bob 2014, The politics of recognition and social justice : transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance, Routledge, New York, NY.

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Title The politics of recognition and social justice : transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance
Author(s) Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
Pease, Bob
Editor(s) Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
Pease, Bob
Publication date 2014
Total pages 277
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York, NY
Keyword(s) politics of recognition
transforming subjectivities
new forms of resistance
social justice
social reconstruction
situated agency
subordination grounded in class, race, culture, nationality, sexuality, religion, age, disability
Summary Via a wide range of case studies, this book examines new forms of resistance to social injustices in contemporary Western societies. Resistance requires agency, and agency is grounded in notions of the subject and subjectivity. How do people make sense of their subjectivity as they are constructed and reconstructed within relations of power? What kinds of subjectivities are needed to struggle against forms of dominance and claim recognition? The participants in the case studies are challenging forms of dominance and subordination grounded in class, race, culture, nationality, sexuality, religion, age, disability and other forms of social division. It is a premise of this book that new and/or reconstructed forms of subjectivity are required to challenge social relations of subordination and domination. Thus, the transformation of subjectivity as well as the restructuring of oppressive power relations is necessary to achieve social justice. By examining the construction of subjectivity of particular groups through an intersectional lens, the book aims to contribute to theoretical accounts of how subjects are constituted and how they can develop a critical distance from their positioning.
ISBN 0415819458
9780415819459
Language eng
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064840

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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