Transgression as a Mode of Resistance

Transgression as a Mode of Resistance : Rethinking Social Movement in an Era of Corporate Globalization

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Transgression as a Mode of Resistance provides the conceptual mapping for scholars, students, and practitioners to participate in the growing debate between hegemony and transgression. Through a broad perspective on philosophy, communication and cultural studies (primarily rhetorical criticism and social movement rhetoric) and history, this book demonstrates that these two modes of resistance are sometimes conflicting, oftentimes inter-related practices. Through alternative social relationships and political performances, transgressive resistors may reinvent daily life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739143352
  • 9780739143353
  • 2,221,254

About Christina R. Foust

Christina R. Foust is assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Denver.
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Review quote

This is a richly textured, theoretically sophisticated analysis of the relationship between hegemony and transgressive rhetoric. Borrowing from Bakhtin, Gramsci, Hall, Laclau, Mouffe, Nietzsche and others, as well as interrogating a wide range of contemporary critical studies in rhetoric, Foust reinvigorates social movement theory as she reconceptualizes transgressive rhetoric through the lens of anarchist tactics. The result is a ground-breaking work that has enormous heuristic potential in moving critical rhetorical scholarship forward into new territory. -- Raymie E. McKerrow
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Transgression as a Mode of Resistance Chapter 2. Logics of Hegemony, Degrees of Transgression Chapter 3. Companions: Transgressing Friend-Enemy Subjects Chapter 4. Flashpoints of Transgression: Considering Companions in Classical Anarchism Chapter 5. Performing Resistance: Transgressing the Hegemony of Representation Chapter 6. Flashpoints of Transgression: Materializing a Politics of Enactment in Resistance to Capitalism Chapter 7. Conclusion
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