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978-1-4985-5241-7 • Hardback • January 2019 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-5242-4 • eBook • January 2019 • $99.50 • (£77.00)
Christian Beck is lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida.
Introduction: The Nomad in the Desert
Chapter 1: Post-Modern Theory, Pre-Modern Tactics: Using the Past to Resist the Present
Chapter 2: The Tempest and the Coming Storm
Chapter 3: Dietland: The Spatial, Revolutionary Body
Chapter 4: Remapping the Story
Chapter 5: Digital Spaces and the Rise of Hacktivism
Chapter 6: #Tagging Social Space: Graffiti and Resistance
Chapter 7: De-Aerialization: Drones and Volumizing Space
Chapter 8: Digital Resistance
Conclusion: Nationalism is Not the Answer
About the Author
Neoliberalism is not only an economic project but a particular configuration of social space, based on control, regulation, and surveillance. In this brilliant book, Beck shows how the hegemony of the neoliberal project can be challenged by the mapping of alternative and more autonomous spaces emerging in the interstices of everyday life. Drawing on literature, cultural studies, graffiti art, and hacking, the author highlights the importance of spatiality to any politics of resistance.
— Saul Newman, Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London
Written by a scholar of medieval literature who exhibits remarkable intellectual versatility, this book contains novel ideas that will travel well to disciplines such as international relations and comparative politics. Beck’s conceptualization of alternate spaces for resistance in the context of the digital realm and the air will be of keen interest to students of social movements and democratization, while his discussion of drones and alternate modes of governance in liberated areas of Syria challenge dominant ways of thinking about the nation-state and sovereignty. A truly remarkable journey through time, space, and alternate spaces.
— Mietek Boduszyński, Pomona College
In Spatial Resistance, Christian Beck outlines the ways that contemporary "societies of control" have organized and delimited the spaces we inhabit. Beck then reveals the ways that fiction may open up alternative spaces for liberty within which can emerge a radical politics suited to our historical moment.
— Robert T. Tally Jr.