Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect
Routledge, 25 mar. 2008 - 336 pagini
This astonishing book presents a distinctive approach to the politics of everyday life. Ranging across a variety of spaces in which politics and the political unfold, it questions what is meant by perception, representation and practice, with the aim of valuing the fugitive practices that exist on the margins of the known. It revolves around three key functions. It:
A groundbreaking and comprehensive introduction to this key topic, Thrift’s outstanding work brings together further writings from a body of work that has come to be known as non-representational theory. This noteworthy book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this area and is essential reading for researchers and postgraduates in the fields of social theory, sociology, geography, anthropology and cultural studies.
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Thecontours and content ofwhat happens constantly change: forexample, thereis no stable'human' experience becausethehuman sensorium is constantly being reinventedas thebody continually adds parts in to itself; therefore howand what is ...
For example, as practiceslose their place in a historical form of life, they mayleave abandoned wreckage behind themwhich canthen take onnew life,generating newhybrids orsimply leavings which still have resonance.
Indeed, it may havesufficient materialcharacter tobegivena proper name: Toledo steelor Murano glass,forexample (Mackenzie 2002). But the more effective and ubiquitous atechnology becomes, theless likely thisis to bethe case.
For example, who can truly say that theyfully understand the forces we tag as 'affect'? The fact that we(itselfa difficult category) must live surrounded byan ocean ofhybridswhose nature we do notknow orat best imperfectly understand ...
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