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Roots, Rites and Sites of Resistance
The Banality of Good
 
 
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20 Aug 2010
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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 claims–a process which could be called 'the banality of good'.


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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 claims–a process which could be called 'the banality of good'.


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


Authors

LEONIDAS K. CHELIOTIS is Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.