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The conspicuous absence of class and privilege in the study of resistance in peacebuilding contexts

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dc.contributor.author Íñiguez de Heredia, Marta
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-11T08:55:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-11T08:55:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Íñiguez de Heredia M. The conspicuous absence of class and privilege in the study of resistance in peacebuilding contexts. International Peacekeeping. 2018;25(3):325-48. DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2018.1449650
dc.identifier.issn 1353-3312
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44478
dc.description.abstract Attention to everyday forms of resistance in the liberal peace debates has provided a more sophisticated critique of peacebuilding but the concept of resistance remains limited. The paper argues that this is because leading approaches to resistance coming out the hybridity literature lack an account of class and privilege. These approaches have done a superficial application of the frameworks they were drawing on, primarily those of Michel De Certeau and James Scott. Resistance has been conceived as an international–local and liberal–non-liberal contention. The conclusion is that while the study of resistance is welcomed, this research agenda is limited and depoliticizing. Critics of hybridity have addressed similar points, taking issue with the account of the local, the lack of historicity and the reification of liberal norms. However, in seeing these problems as stemming from the everyday framework, they too have misread the importance of class and privilege therein. The article shows that Certeau and Scott have much to contribute to understanding peacebuilding processes by sustaining a sociological historicist and practice-based account of resistance as embodied in subordinate subjects. This has the potential to politicize, historicize and decolonize the liberal peace critique and to contribute to studying resistance in IR more generally.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the European Union – Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship – H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions [grant number 660933 – PARADOXGREATLAKES] and by the UK Economic and Social Research Council [grant number: Studentship/EH/H17704/1].
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof International Peacekeeping. 2018;25(3):325-48
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Pau -- Aspectes polítics
dc.subject.other Pau (Filosofia)
dc.subject.other Manteniment de la pau
dc.title The conspicuous absence of class and privilege in the study of resistance in peacebuilding contexts
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13533312.2018.1449650
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/660933
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