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The Space of Civil Society and the Practices of Resistance and Subordination

Räthzel, N, Uzzell, D, Lundström, R and Leandro, B (2015) The Space of Civil Society and the Practices of Resistance and Subordination Journal of Civil Society, 11 (2). pp. 154-169.

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We argue that the majority of civil society conceptualizations employ a narrow concept of the state and a narrow concept of civil society. The life history of a Brazilian woman demonstrates that as individuals travel through state institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs), they carry conflicting worldviews with them which bear on the practices of CSOs. With Gramsci we recognize civil society as a space where movements and the state struggle for hegemony; beyond him we conceptualize CSOs as contradictory, being simultaneously of and against the state, while the state is simultaneously outside and within them.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Räthzel, N
Lundström, R
Leandro, B
Date : 1 January 2015
DOI : 10.1080/17448689.2015.1045699
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:34
Last Modified : 01 Aug 2018 14:51

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