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1. Rising in revolt against a government or other established authority.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.
One who is insurgent.

[Latin īnsurgēns, īnsurgent-, present participle of īnsurgere, to rise up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

in·sur′gent·ly adv.


in an insurgent manner
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Rather than attempting to intellectually transcend or otherwise flee the violence that constitutes the conditions of black thought, black studies actively occupies (that is, actively and insurgently inhabits) the impasse of anti-black genocide and works within it.
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