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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... Then,thirdand finally, the book is intended asa politicalcontribution tothe taskof reconsidering our hopes for ourselves.Thisis, after all, a timeinwhich the inventionof new 'everyday' forms of democracy has become a part of the.
'everyday' forms of democracy has become a part of the political ambition of many people, in which the 'local' and the 'global' have become increasingly awkward politicalterms but no satisfactory alternativetothe connected ...
The netoutcome wouldbethat the textureof the feel and outcome ofthe everyday could be reworked as traditional forms of expression were slowly but surely breathed differently (Abrahams 2005). Whatis thenat issueis what formthesepractices ...
In particular, it takes the energy ofthesensecatching forms of things seriously (Critchley 2005) –ratherthan seeing thingsas mere cladding.24 Things answer back;'not ...
But, rather thansee this form of answerability as a problem, it canas well be thought of as an opportunity tobuildnew forms of life inwhich'strangeness itself [is] thelocusof newformsof neighborliness and community' (Santner2001: 6).