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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Ranging acrossa variety of the spaces in which politics and the political unfold, it questions what is meant byperception,representation and practice,with the aim of valuing the fugitive practicesthat exist onthe margins of the known.
Indeed, it might be argued thatit is the human capacity for such complex movements and the accompanying evolution of movementas an enhanced attractor11that has produced the reason for muchofour rhizomatic, acentred brain.
time, this social awareness – involving highlevel cognitive abilities like imitation, learning about learning, and an ability to carry meaning in a whole series of registers (not only language butalso gesture) (McNeill 2005) and the ...
Ithas achieved more grip of late because of theoretical developments like actornetwork theory, andthe consequent rediscovery of authors like Tarde and Whitehead, as wellas theinfluence ofthe writings of authors like Deleuze and Guattari ...
Andthe reason? Because howthings seem is often more important than what they are. Thefact isthatitseemsto each ofus thatwe have conscious will. It seems we have selves. It seemswe have minds. It seems we are agents.