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Counter-Conduct and the Everyday: Anthropological Engagements with Philosophy

Demetriou, Olga

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This article critically examines counter-conduct as an analytical tool for understanding minority subjectivity. It revisits the concept within its Collège lecture context and alongside alternative descriptions of opposing governmental power. Its affinities with the anthropological notion of the “everyday” are explored in depth. The anthropological everyday, it is argued, points to nuances that enrich our understanding of the political. Heidegger's notions of “everyday” and “they” are discussed alongside ethnographic insights from Greece and Cyprus. This anthropological-philosophical encounter yields a more meaningful understanding of counter-conduct, as embedded in the everyday, that addresses both its broad scope and its analytic specificity.


Demetriou, O. (2016). Counter-Conduct and the Everyday: Anthropological Engagements with Philosophy. Global Society, 30(2), 218-237.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Mar 10, 2016
Publication Date Mar 10, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 18, 2018
Journal Global Society
Print ISSN 1360-0826
Electronic ISSN 1469-798X
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 2
Pages 218-237


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&copy; 2016 The Author(s). Published by Taylor &amp; Francis.<br /> This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives<br /> License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is<br /> properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

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