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Resisto, ergo sum! Anmerkungen zur Begriffsgeschichte von "Widerstand"

Selk, Veith (2013):
Resisto, ergo sum! Anmerkungen zur Begriffsgeschichte von "Widerstand".
In: Peripherie. Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt, 33 (129), pp. 8-38. Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot, ISSN Print 0173-184X; Online 2366-4185,
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Abstract

Based on a conceptual history approach and an analysis of some classic texts of political thought, this article investigates the shifts in the meaning of the political concept of „resistance“. It shows that this concept has undergone major changes throughout its history. Firstly, it was transformed during the „Sattelzeit“ (1750-1850). Originally a „reactionary“ term, it became a broader more „progressive“ concept which could be used more easily as an instrument of political mobilization and ideological contestation. It also started to refl ect the modern concept of time as processing history. Secondly, in the subsequent period (since 1850), the concept of „resistance“ became romanticised, individualised, culturalised and subjectivised. As a result, it became a diffused concept. Finally, the closing section of the paper examines contemporary tendencies toward the depoliticization and aestheticization of „resistance“.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Selk, Veith
Title: Resisto, ergo sum! Anmerkungen zur Begriffsgeschichte von "Widerstand"
Language: German
Abstract:

Based on a conceptual history approach and an analysis of some classic texts of political thought, this article investigates the shifts in the meaning of the political concept of „resistance“. It shows that this concept has undergone major changes throughout its history. Firstly, it was transformed during the „Sattelzeit“ (1750-1850). Originally a „reactionary“ term, it became a broader more „progressive“ concept which could be used more easily as an instrument of political mobilization and ideological contestation. It also started to refl ect the modern concept of time as processing history. Secondly, in the subsequent period (since 1850), the concept of „resistance“ became romanticised, individualised, culturalised and subjectivised. As a result, it became a diffused concept. Finally, the closing section of the paper examines contemporary tendencies toward the depoliticization and aestheticization of „resistance“.

Journal or Publication Title: Peripherie. Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt
Journal volume: 33
Number: 129
Publisher: Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Political Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Political Science > Political Theory and History of Ideas
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 12:22
Official URL: https://budrich-journals.de/index.php/peripherie/article/vie...
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