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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Thus, to begin with, it would be possible to argue that human life is based on and in movement. Indeed, it might be argued thatit is the human capacity for such complex movements and the accompanying evolution of movementas an enhanced ...
What I will want to argue for,in concert with Santner (2001: 6), is a generalizedethic of outofjointness within which'every familiarisultimately strange and.. ., indeed,Iam evenin a crucial sense a stranger to myself'.
... the intensity of being, itis abletoquestion the loadof precognitive conditionings that makeup mostofwhat it is tobehuman.In other words, orso I will argue, it is possible to boost thecontent ofbarelife, making it more responsive ...
... years was the growth of writing inits many forms, now, or so I argue, asimilar change in the structure of cognitionis occurring but asageneral process of the purposeful production of semiosis, in whichspace isboth templateand font.
The chapter argues thatde Certeau's understanding of walkingas the archetypal transhuman practice ofmakingthe city habitable cannotholdina posthuman world. Byconcentrating on the practices ofdriving,I argue that other experiences of the ...