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Rooms C, T and U: VCR
|Geographies of Resistance and Domination: States of Exception.|
|There is much written, researched and reported about conflict in the Middle East. Almost everyday reports of Palestinian ‘targets’, suicide bombers, Islamic militants and clashes between Arab and Jewish communities persist in the media. In spite of numerous peace plans a resolution has never brought about a comprehensive and lasting peace in the region. In my research I intend to look at the contours of politics and power relations inherent in the external representations, discourses and knowledge’s of the Israel-Palestine conflict through the lens of a transnational campaign movement, the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).
Most of us now recognise that geographical knowledge’s are not confined to the academic discipline but course through multiple publics; they include myriad discourses about the world – about its peoples and landscapes, its environments and ecologies, its configurations and connections (Gregory, 2005:182). In recognising the multiple sites where geographical knowledge’s are produced and occupied and the multiple networks though which they are circulated, spaces of resistance become evident. Typically, geopolitical research on resistance movements has focused on the local and national spaces of resistance, usually against the state apparatus. Routledge (1997: 360) uses the term resistance to refer to any action imbued with intent that attempts to challenge, change or retain particular circumstances relating to societal relations, processes and/or institutions. My research examines the contribution that can be made to critical geopolitics and, particularly geographies of domination/resistance, by the study of a supra-national resistance movement, the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Geographers have, as yet, made only fragmentary engagement with transnational movements and there has been little detailed empirical engagement with either their organising or spatial practices (see for example, Routledge, 1998; Smith 2000; Wainwright et al. 2000; Glassman 2001; Merrifield 2002; Peck and Tickell 2002; Wills 2002). Through an examination of the organisation and networking of the IPSC as a resistance movement key questions about how resistances negotiate spatially stretched relations of power may be raised and analysed.
Attention to the actions of the IPSC as a social movement would contribute to a critical geopolitics in at least two ways. First, it would (de)centre analytical focus away from an exclusive concern with the machinations of the national state. Second, it would enable critical geopolitics to investigate how different types of social movements (transnational/supra-national) challenge (dominant) state-centred notions of hegemony, consent and power and contest the colonisation of the ‘political’ by the state (Routledge, 1996:509). Furthermore, the dynamic spatialities and trajectories of transnational resistances demand examination of the networks that constitute, and are constituted through, political activity. Through an examination of the organisation and networking of this resistance movement key questions about how resistances negotiate spatially stretched relations of power may be raised and analysed.