counterpower


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counterpower

(ˈkaʊntəˌpaʊə)
n
an opposing power
Translations
contrepouvoir
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Although many of the poems marked by molehills appear nostalgic, even apolitical, I argue that the ubiquitous molehills in Clare's middle period poetry amount to a manifestation of what David Collings identifies as a monstrous return of the repressed counterpower of the crowd asserting its common rights.
Esta seria la via para pensar tanto el entramado politico-cultural de la transculturacion, como las practicas transversales de un counterpower.
Social networking sites, in particular, are the new public sphere where power and counterpower come face to face (Castells, 2007; Habermas, 1989).
I argue that these less tangible changes can be made visible if we focus on the physical and social constitution of space as a window into the multiple ways that power and counterpower are enacted, contested, and negotiated.
There is a need to extend the strong electoral force that we have now from the ballot to organizations that will turn the thirst for change into a coherent counterpower.
The aim is to put into practice principles of solidarity, equality, pluralism, and horizontality so as to resource the potential to establish counterpower to the alienation and dislocation associated with contemporary capitalism.
It sees itself rather as a grassroots counterpower set on building the embryo of an alternative economy based on the necessities of life.
Be the counterpower, let it be that you are here to serve, not to take over," Ramadan said.
Thus counterpower is exercised by reprogramming networks around alternative interests and values and/or disrupting dominant switches while switching networks of resistance and social change.
This militancy makes resistance into counterpower and makes rebellion into a project of love (Hardt and Negri, 2000: 413).
But in spite of this the social movements are seeking to develop a counterpower within capitalism, and ways of living differently.