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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Inturn,the many automatisms18of 'bare life'or 'creaturely life' mark out not only eminent biopolitical domains 19 but alsoa series ofkey theoretical conundrums about what constitutes life itself, suchasthe nature of 'the open' and ...
That is what Simondon (1989) calls their 'technicity', their actual collectivecharacter asa 'technology' (the wordbeing placed in scarequotes precisely because wecannotbe sure exactly what constitutes a technology).
adventure' (Toscano 2004) in which, in a Whiteheadian vein, thought is the operation that constitutes the thinker (who is constituted inthe occasion), rather than vice versa (Alliez 2004a). This bringsme directly tothe topic of affect.
Theenergies that constitute our aliveness to theworldare, in other words, subject to multiple modifications and transformations. (Santner 2001: 9) Some commentators would,I think,like to understand boosting this outofjointness aspartofa ...
I hopethatthis makes itclear thatspaceis not a metaphorics, nor is ita transcendental principle of space in general (the phenomenological idea of consciousnessas the fount ofall space, producedbyafinitebeingwho constitutes 'his'world), ...