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Lucie Aubrac, Bon Voyage, Les Femmes de l’ombre and L’Armée du crime

Je veux me souvenir que cet été 1942, qui révèle le vrai visage de la ‘collaboration’, dont le caractère raciste, après les lois anti-juives de 1940, ne fait plus de doute, sera, pour beaucoup de nos compatriotes, celui du sursaut, le point de départ d’un vaste mouvement de résistance. (Chirac 1995 ) (I want to remember that this summer of 1942, which revealed the true face of ‘collaboration’, whose racist nature became perfectly clear after the anti-Jewish laws of

in Reframing remembrance
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Initiatives and obstacles, 1870–1914
Douglas A. Lorimer

attention in the British Empire at the beginning of the twentieth century – South Africa. The focus on the institutionalised expression of racism in law, government, the economy and patterns of everyday life came in the first instance from persons of colour confronting racist practices. Resistance to racism did not flow directly as legacy from enlightenment thought, or from the

in Science, race relations and resistance
How we avoid insight from others

Why do people and groups ignore, deny and resist knowledge about society’s many problems? In a world of ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’, and ‘fact resistance’ that some believe could be remedied by ‘factfulness’ or ‘enlightenment’, the question has never been more pressing. Following years of ideologically polarised debates on this topic, the book seeks to further advance our understanding of the phenomenon of knowledge resistance by integrating insights from the social, economic, and evolutionary sciences. In current debates and studies, several vital factors are downplayed: that all people and institutions – even science – occasionally resist knowledge while calling their resistance ‘scepticism’, that knowledge resistance is not always irrational, that facts don’t equal truth, and that knowledge claims continuously need to be re-evaluated. Ignoring such key factors undermines the chances of reducing problematic knowledge resistance. Examples used in the book include controversies over climate change, the roots of violence, gender roles, religion, child-rearing, vaccination, genetically modified food, and artificial intelligence. In addition to accessible discussion of the scholarly literature and media sources, in-depth interviews with other renowned human scientists in the UK about their perspectives on knowledge resistance contribute to understanding this intriguing phenomenon. Moreover, the author shares his personal experiences of cultural clashes between different knowledge claims. The book is written for the educated public, students, and scholars interested in how people and groups handle knowledge controversies, and how such disputes can be resolved in the service of better managing the urgent social, environmental, and health-related problems of today.

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Katrina Navickas

8 Rural resistance This book has so far focused mainly on the concentration of political action in the industrial parts of northern England. In rural areas, collective action faced greater barriers to effective organisation. Many historians have assumed that such factors as agricultural tenants’ deference to landlords and plebeian illiteracy prevented the development of any meaningful activity at all.1 This chapter examines why Chartism and other ‘urban’ movements failed to take hold in certain regions, but also other forms of collective action, including

in Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789–1848
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Amanda Slevin

2 Resistance grows Opposition to the Corrib gas project intensified in mid 2005 when Shell was granted a High Court injunction against five local men1 in an effort to prevent those residents from obstructing construction work on the onshore gas pipeline. As a result of CAOs, Shell was permitted to lay part of the onshore gas pipeline on the men’s land, without their permission, yet Willie Corduff, Phillip McGrath, Micheál Ó Seighin, Vincent McGrath and Brendan Philbin (the Rossport Five) would not acquiesce. In refusing to entertain the consortium’s plan to lay

in Gas, oil and the Irish state
Challenging the epic in French crime fiction of the 1940s and 1950s
Claire Gorrara

•  1  • Resisters and the resistance: challenging the epic in  French crime fiction of the 1940s and 1950s Paris! Paris outragé! Paris brisé! Paris martyrisé! Mais Paris libéré! Libéré  pas  lui-même,  libéré  par  son  peuple  avec  le  concours  des  armées  de  la  France, avec l’appui et le concours de la France tout entière, de la France qui  se bat, de la seule France, de la vraie France, de la France éternelle!1  On 25 August 1944, at the Paris Hôtel de Ville, General Charles de Gaulle  laid  the  cornerstone  for  one  of  the  most  influential  war

in French crime fiction and the Second World War
Josefina A. Echavarria

. It is not my intention to present these thoughts in a way that could be interpreted as the true depiction of the political subjectivities in question. My aim is to investigate one of many possible readings of the current political situation while paying close attention to the contingent character of identity. In this vein, I want to underscore that the three discourses of resistance highlighted in

in In/security in Colombia
Catherine J. Frieman

conservative: that is, that they largely rejected and resisted innovations unless these were forced on them (by environmental or demographic pressure, by outsiders invading, etc.). However, innovation failure is common in the present – long-running jokes about the Edsel and Betamax home videos persist even though these innovations failed before I was born – and we claim to live in a deeply innovative and innovation-welcoming culture. In this chapter, I tackle the thorny question of conservatism and innovation resistance, from how we can identify these behaviors to a better

in An archaeology of innovation
Disruption, rebellion, abolition
Adam Elliott-Cooper

– the same powers used to forcibly detain you. I was one of over a hundred people arrested and charged with offences including violent disorder at BLM direct actions that disrupted transport hubs and shopping centres across England between 2014 and 2016. Transnational connections with activists in Europe and North America were bolstered by a far-reaching social media campaign. This wave of militant protest led by young Black activists catapulted Black resistance to policing back into a national conversation that few could ignore. Angered by the failure of the courts

in Black resistance to British policing
Representation and the real in the twentieth-century avant-gardes
Liz Tomlin

1 Discourses of resistance: representation and the real in the twentieth-century avant-gardes Before embarking on an investigation of performance practice and theory from the 1990s onwards, it is necessary to take a look back over the twentieth century at the practices and theories that laid the ground for such work and that are still visibly influential in the later period that is the focus of this study. This chapter will argue that the new performance practices that emerged in the 1990s and 2000s are predominantly categorised by artists and scholars as

in Acts and apparitions