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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... of as a flourishingof potential in act,42not in the sense of the realization of some proper form,but rather as a departure from whatis–a potentialitythatis broughtinto beingonly asit acts orexists in theintersticesof interaction.
Amultiplicity of 'scales' is always present in interactions; the putatively large is of the samekind as the small, but amplified togenerate a different order ofeffects (Strathern1999;Tarde 2000). Then, because we now understand that the ...
SofarasIam concerned,social scientistsare there to hear the world and to make sure that it can speak back just as much asthey are there to produce wild ideas –and then out ofthis interaction they may beable toproduce something that is ...
... theorythat have recentlygrouped around the banner of apolitics oftheordinary, the concreteempirical details of interaction tobe foundin ethnomethodology, certainkindsof architecture and sitespecific installation, and so on.
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