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Scott Schaffer (2004)

Resisting Ethics

Palgrave Macmillan.

Resisting Ethics starts with the notion that resistance and ethics are theoretically and practically intertwined, in order to develop a new socially oriented ethics based on the practical experience of resistance and ethics. Borrowing from and extending the ideas of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Bourdieu, and using case studies of the Algerian Revolution and the Zapatista rebellion, Schaffer argues that existentialism can give us new insights into how we can and should act ethically in the world. Resisting Ethics is a wide-ranging work and represents a new kind of intervention into issues of social justice and resistance.