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Rethinking globalised resistance : feminist activism and critical theorising in international relations

Eschle, C. and Maiguashca, B. (2007) Rethinking globalised resistance : feminist activism and critical theorising in international relations. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 (2). pp. 284-301. ISSN 1369-1481

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Abstract

This article argues that a feminist approach to the 'politics of resistance' offers a number of important empirical insights which, in turn, open up lines of theoretical inquiry which critical theorists in IR would do well to explore. Concretely, we draw on our ongoing research into feminist 'anti-globalisation' activism to rethink the nature of the subject of the politics of resistance, the conditions under which resistance emerges and how resistance is enacted and expressed. We begin by discussing the relationship of feminism to critical IR theory as a way of situating and explaining the focus and approach of our research project. We then summarise our key empirical arguments regarding the emergence, structure, beliefs, identities and practices of feminist 'anti-globalisation' activism before exploring the implications of these for a renewed critical theoretical agenda in IR.