Towards an Insurrectionary Power/Knowledge: Movement-Relevance, Anti-Oppression, Prefiguration (2015)

Useful article on movement-relevant scholarship posted to Foucault News, part of my reading for the ‘Breaking Consent’ project detailed below (https://nicholasjoncrane.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/institute-for-human-geography-supports-breaking-consent-making-space-for-racial-and-economic-justice/)

Foucault News

Luchies, T.
Towards an Insurrectionary Power/Knowledge: Movement-Relevance, Anti-Oppression, Prefiguration
(2015) Social Movement Studies, 16 p. Article in Press.

DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2014.998643

Abstract
Despite ongoing efforts to articulate radical methods and theoretical frameworks for social movement research, the field remains embedded in exploitative, oppressive, and hierarchical modes of knowledge production. Following Foucault, I argue that this is because societies like ours, founded through racial and patriarchal violence, are invested in a regime of truth supportive of that violence. In light of this, I argue that social movements scholars need to adopt a radically different form of knowledge practice. Building on anarchist, anti-racist feminist, and anti-colonial scholarship, this paper begins by analysing how liberalism constrains social justice organizing and how academic norms foreclose accountable social movements scholarship. I then introduce three unique ethics emerging in resistance to this situation: movement-relevant, anti-oppressive, and prefigurative. The first confronts the extractive imperatives of enlightenment truth-making…

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Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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