Presses de Sciences Po
Résister au quotidien ?
Title Résister au quotidien ?
Edition First Edition
Authors Bruno Frère, Marc Jacquemain
Collection Académique
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
Audience 06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019) 3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Credit Presses de Sciences Po
Title First Published 07 May 2013
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JP
Includes Index; Bibliography

Format ePub
Nb of pages Index . Bibliography .
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 2724612973
ISBN-13 9782724612974
Publication Date 31 January 2014
Product Content Text (eye-readable)
Technical Protection ebook Adobe DRM

Format Paperback
Nb of pages Index . Bibliography .
ISBN-10 2-7246-1295-7
ISBN-13 978-2-7246-1295-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782724612950
Reference no. 978-2-7246-1295-0
Publication Date 07 May 2013
Weight 370 gr
List Price 24.00 €


Resistance to oppression and domination has taken a new form, designed for the 'here and now' in the service of tangible causes: borderless education, alternative and solidarity-based economics, the free software community, etc. Attempts to change the world are increasingly occurring from the ‘bottom up’ rather than according to the universal and symbolic Marxist paradigm that had been adopted by the proletariat.

How does the experience of injustice give rise to indignation? Are such struggles constructed in opposition to the State, or do they attempt to work within the system or even enlist the State as an ally? Are these truly new forms of resistance or do are they recycling past modes of engagement previously obscured by the fantasy of total revolution?
If our societies are slowly but surely extricating themselves from the ‘black hole’ of critical thought to which last few decades had relegated them, have the shifts of capitalism and the recasting of its ideology deprived the ‘new proletariat’ of a clearly identifiable adversary and of the ability to mobilise around a global cause?

Elaborating a panorama of the various contemporary methods of resistance and analysing the latter, this work seeks to address all these questions and more.

Bruno Frère is a researcher in sociology at the FNRS of the Université de Liège and at Sciences Po. Marc Jacquemain is a professor of sociology at the Université de Liège.