Everyday Resistance

This discussion took the theme of “everyday resistance” as it linked to the group’s focus on the everyday and this seminar series theme for that term. The aim was to discuss whether and how the concept of “everyday resistance” is relevant beyond spaces of irregularity or oppression.


Notes from Rob McNeil

There are different ways of interpreting both the concept of autonomy and the concept of resistance. In some ways the autonomy of migrants can be expressed through not only the act of migrating, but also through the new socialities that are created through the migratory process – new groups and bonds are formed, codes and practices and even a polities that exists in a reality that is largely imperceptible to the political mainstream because, by its very nature, it exists under the radar.

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Sivaramakrishnan, K. (2005), Some Intellectual Genealogies for the Concept of Everyday Resistance. American Anthropologist, 107: 346–355. doi:10.1525/aa.2005.107.3.346

Dimitris Papadopoulos , Vassilis S. Tsianos (2013) “After citizenship: autonomy of migration, organisational ontology and mobile commons”, Citizenship Studies,Vol. 17, Iss. 2, 201,