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Title Roots, rites and sites of resistance : the banality of good / edited by Leonidas K. Cheliotis.

Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
Series Springer Palgrave Social Sciences Collection 2010
Contents Roots, Rites, and Sites of Resistance: The Banality of Good: An Introduction; L.K. Cheliotis -- Values, Crisis, and Resistance: Prospects for Freedom Reconsidered; S. Gangas -- Narcissism, Humanism, and the Revolutionary Character in Erich Fromm's Work; L.K. Cheliotis -- Thinking after Terror: An Interreligious Challenge; R. Kearney -- Metanoia: Re-Thinking the Divine Economy of Love and Violence; J.O'Neill -- Resistance as Transformation; A. Mubi Brighenti -- Acting on Vulnerable Others: Ethical Agency in Media Discourse; L. Chouliaraki -- Sites of Resistance: Death Row Homepages and the Politics of Compassion; E. Tessler -- Face to Face with Abidoral Queiroz: Death Squads and Democracy in Northeast Brazil; N. Scheper-Hughes -- Resisting Submission? The Obstinacy of 'Balkan' Characteristics in Greece as Dissidence against 'The West'; S. Xenakis -- Legitimation and Resistance: Police Reform in the (Un)Making; J. Tankebe -- 'Governmentality' and Governing Corrections: Do Senior Managers Resist?; A. Liebling.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-273) and index.
Contents Value, crisis, and resistance: prospects for freedom reconsidered / Spiros Gangas -- Narcissism, humanism and the revolutionary character in Erich Fromm's work / Leonidas K. Cheliotis -- Thinking after terror : an interreligious challenge / Richard Kearney -- Ecce homo : the political theology of good and evil / John O'Neill -- Resistance as transformation / Andrea Mubi Brighenti -- Acting on vulnerable others : ethical agency in media discourse / Lilie Chouliaraki -- Sites of resistance : death row homepages and the politics of compassion / Ezra Tessler -- Face to face with Abidoral Queiroz : death squads and democracy in Northeast Brazil / Nancy Scheper-Hughes -- Resisting submission? The obstinacy of 'Balkanist' characteristics in Greece as dissidence against 'the West' / Sappho Xenakis -- Legitimation and resistance : police reform in the (un)making / Justice Tankebe -- 'Governmentality' and governing corrections : do senior managers resist? / Alison Liebling.
Summary Whilst the condition of a damaged ethical life has received due scholarly attention to date, only rarely is resistance to it conceived as an actual possibility with the potential of real effects on a macro-social scale. This is not just a curious lacuna in the literature. To ignore or miss concrete possibilities or even instances of resistance is to reinforce the apparent naturalness and inevitability of structures of injustice. The aim of this edited collection is to help address this epistemological neglect, exploring the multiplicity of motives, presuppositions, sites, ways, and consequences of acts of resistance. As shown in the ensuing contributions, resistance can be recalcitrant or transformative in its aims, discursive or physical in its means, and local or generalized in its loci. If there is a single argument that can be distilled, it is that the emergence of progressive resistance entails the incessant rational critique of so-styled 'common sense' and prevalent ethical claims₆a process which could be called 'the banality of good'.
"Which practices count as resistance? Why, where, and how does resistance emerge? When is resistance effective, and when is it truly progressive? In addressing these questions, this book brings together novel theoretical and empirical perspectives from a diverse range of disciplinary and geographical locales"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Cheliotis, Leonidas K., 1977-
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Subject Good and evil.
Government, Resistance to.
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ISBN 9780230316430 (electronic bk.)
0230316433 (electronic bk.)
9780230298040 (electronic bk.)
0230298044 (electronic bk.)
9780230210394 (hardback)
0230210392 (hardback)
Standard Number 9786613290144