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La Résistance: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Hardy, Cynthia ORCID: 2016. La Résistance: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Journal of Management Inquiry 25 (1) , pp. 101-105. 10.1177/1056492615600362

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Courpasson’s reflections on resistance raise a number of points that I would like to explore by comparing his contemporary example of resistance through an Internet blog with the “classic” example of French Resistance to the German Occupation during the Second World War. The term resistance comes from the French word résistance, and its use often conjures up images of French résistants fighting their occupiers. Jackson (2001) argues that “creating resistance involved creating the idea of the Resistance” (p. 365). It is this very act of creation—or, to be more precise—the countless acts of co-construction from which the French Resistance emerged, that makes it relevant to contemporary resistance. I will first provide a brief summary of key developments associated with Resistance in France, and then compare them with the experience of the bloggers to highlight the diverse nature of resistant identities, the precarious nature of the resistant organization, and the ambiguous meaning of resistance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Additional Information: Published online before print September 18, 2015 Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 01/02/2016)
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 1056-4926
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 30 March 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 00:38

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