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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But itisnot the heroic, individualized and autonomousactionof acertainkind of activist– 'selfconfident and free of worry,capable of vigorous,wilful activity' (Walzer 1988: 313) –thatIwant toconcentrate onin this book.
... analysis into the bud, Whitehead secures access toa postCartesian/Humean basisfor ontology, andcan characterize momentary consciousnessas itarisesfrom preconscious moments of synthesis within a broaderstream...of activity.
22 Thisis whynon representational theory privileges play:playis understood asa perpetualhuman activity with immense affective significance, by no means confined to just early childhood, inwhich many basic ethical dilemmas (such as ...
Increasingly, many human activities seem to realize this. Indeed, it is a pointthathas been brilliantly madeby Kwinter (2001). Thus Kwinter points to the rise of a wholeseries of sports that depend on an artful shaping of the ...
My stamping ground for these kinds ofthoughts has often been dance, butitcouldjust as wellhave been building ormusic,two other baseline human activities which, so far as I am aware, are found in all societies, including those of the ...