The cartographies of protest

Ruiz, Pollyanna (2016) The cartographies of protest. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 3 (2). pp. 65-80. ISSN 2330-1392

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Abstract

In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau likens himself to a Solar Eye reading the city spread out like a text below. He compares this all-seeing position to the enmeshed position of those whose intermingled footsteps pass through the city streets, writing stories that deliberately elude legibility. These two ways of experiencing the city offer a theoretical frame through which I will explore both the administration of protest spaces, and protesters’ ongoing attempts to subvert and evade those controls. In doing so, this contribution will examine the way in which the police practice of kettling depends upon the police’s ability to draw a series of distinctions between ‘good’ protesters who comply with state demands, and ‘bad’ protesters who err from official routes. It will go onto to explore the way in which the practice of maptivism impacts upon protesters’ ability to occupy city spaces and resist the totalising administrations of the state.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: protest, kettling, cartographies, the city, policing
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0661 Social control
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
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Depositing User: Pollyanna Ruiz
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 07:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59456

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