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Dimensions of Everyday Resistance: An Analytical Framework
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3073-6532
2016 (English)In: Critical Sociology, ISSN 0896-9205, E-ISSN 1569-1632, Vol. 42, no 3, 417-435 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since James Scott introduced the concept of everyday resistance’ in 1985, research has grown within partly overlapping fields. Existing studies utilize very different definitions, methodologies and understandings of everyday resistance’, which makes a systematic development of the field difficult. In previous work, the authors have suggested a theoretical and definitional framework where everyday resistance is understood as a specific kind of resistance that is done routinely yet is not publicly articulated with political claims or formally organized. A more comprehensive and systematic exploration of this challenging phenomenon is possible through an analysis where: repertoires of everyday resistance are taken into account, together with relations between actors, as well as the spatialization and temporalization of resistance. These analytical dimensions are explained and motivated through illustrations from existing research. Finally, it is argued all four dimensions need to be studied in intersections.

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2016. Vol. 42, no 3, 417-435 p.
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Power; intersectionality; everyday resistance; analytical dimensions; repertoires; spatialization; temporalization; actor relationships
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10343DOI: 10.1177/0896920514524604ISI: 000375032800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84964869385OAI: diva2:1057890
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

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