Exploring Complicity: Concept, Cases and Critique

Afxentis Afxentiou (Editor), Robin Dunford (Editor), Michael Neu (Editor)

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Abstract

Questions of complicity emerge within a range of academic disciplines and everyday practices. Using a wide range of case studies, this book explores the concept of and cases ofcomplicityin an interdisciplinary context.It expands orthodox understandings of the concept by including the notion of structural complicity, revealing seemingly inconsequential, everyday forms of complicity; examining different kinds and degrees of individual and collective complicity; and introducing complicity as a lens through which to analyse and critically reflect upon social structures and relations. It also explores complicity through a series of cases emerging from a variety of academic disciplines and professional practices. Its various chapters reflect on, amongst other things, the complicity of politicians, self-proclaimed feminists, health care workers, fictional characters, social movement activists and academic defenders of torture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRowman and Littlefield
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9781786600639
ISBN (Print)9781786600622
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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