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Choreographies of Resistance

Tarja Väyrynen; Eeva Puumala; Samu Pehkonen; Anitta Kynsilehto; Tiina Vaittinen   ·  ISBN 9781783486748
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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Author(s) Tarja Väyrynen; Eeva Puumala; Samu Pehkonen; Anitta Kynsilehto; Tiina Vaittinen
Published 12072016
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Choreographies of Resistance examines bodies and their capacity for obstructive and resistant action in places and spaces where we do not expect to see it. Drawing on empirical research that considers cases on asylum seekers, beggars, undocumented migrants and migrant nurses, the book attests to the scope and diversity of corporeal resistance in the realm of politics. It is shown that bodies that are not assumed to have political agency can obstruct and resist the smooth functioning of disciplinary practices that nowadays form the core of migration policies. It is argued that the body is more than a mere target of politics. In so doing, the book contributes to the study of the political significance of movement, mobility and the nonverbal. The body opens up a space of political resistance and action. The resistant body poses a challenge that is both praxical and philosophical: it ultimately invites us to reconsider the meanings and content of political space, community and belonging..
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