; Sriram 2012 ). However, while power and legitimacy have gained significant attention, the concept of “resistance” has not been comprehensively addressed. For transitional justice scholars, resistance is often simply associated with actors who show a lack
An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice
Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli
What Can We Learn from Hybridity?
convincingly argued elsewhere (see, e.g., McEvoy and McGregor 2008 ), and the purpose of this article is not to rehearse such arguments but instead to take them as entry points into an underexplored aspect of these tensions: resistance. While much of the
Reading the New Right
acts of resistance. Though the debate about the exact nature of archives is lively and ongoing, 10 there is widespread consensus about certain functions that archives assume. In her excellent overview of archival discourses, Marlene Manoff explains
The search for an autonomous political initiative among a subaltern group in the Beninese savanna
In recent decades, “resistance” has emerged as a crucial notion in critical theory debates on social movements and the transformative potential of popular politics. Slavoj Žižek (2007) has unfavorably remarked that contemporary post
Forever, in July 1943, they embraced the same monochrome image of the French Resistance. The nineteen photographs of the Free French in the Fezzan, Libya, Algiers, and the navy all presented white faces, the only exception being a side-shot of Félix Éboué
The Promise of Schooling for Boys
Michael C. Reichert and Joseph Nelson
Extended editorial introduction to a double special issue on boys and schooling. Adopting a developmental perspective on boyhood, the editors frame these special issues on boys' education by reviewing research on their experience of schooling. In particular, they endeavor to illuminate boys' agency and opportunities they can find in schools for resistance to restrictive masculine regimes.
Narratives of living in Serbia's 1990s
This article, based on ethnographic research in Serbia, analyzes the topics of identity, memory and urban resistance in Serbia through an analysis of forty interviews with young Serbian intellectuals aged 23 to 35. I focus on the themes that recur in my informants' discourses on (national) spaces of belonging of the 1990s. My concern here is with making links between questions of memory, identity, belonging, resistance and space.
Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley
disinterested in or unaware of the more nuanced role that these cultural and spiritual practices and oral traditions played in the larger resistance movement; however, interviews with water protectors from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe revealed that they
guerre, seule la résistance avait l'étoffe d'une épopée nationale. Être libéré est une expérience subie qui ne se prête guère à la célébration d'une autonomie retrouvée. La gratitude ne peut fonder une nouvelle identité nationale. Pour [la France, la
The Rhetoric of White Supremacy in Post-Civil War Louisiana
Marek D. Steedman
Did white supremacists successfully appeal to a right of resistance in Louisiana in the 1870s? I argue that they did. White supremacists self-consciously defended their own actions within the framework of an Anglo-American discourse of resistance against tyrannical government, and they broadly succeeded in convincing fellow (white) citizens. Can we deny them the cover of legitimacy this tradition affords? We might suggest that a right to resist is rendered void by the fact that white supremacists were resisting constitutional democracy itself. I argue against this strategy (or, more precisely, for a right to resist constitutional democratic government), and suggest that the problem is not what white supremacists were fighting against. The right to resist is bound up with a defense of the just demands of the people, and this claim, as articulated by white supremacists, rests on decidedly shaky ground. Deciding the issue, however, is a matter of political contestation.