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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... too often elidesthe complex, emergent worldinwhichwe live, in which itisbyno means clear that everyone could or should suddenly reachapoint of clarity and unanimity about meansand ends, yet alone a state of compassion.
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Nonrepresentationaltheorytakes theleitmotif of movement and works withitasa means ofgoing beyond constructivism. Asa way ofsummarizing its now increasingly diverse character, 14Iwill point to seven ofits main tenets.
16 That means that it has a lot of forebears, of course. These forebears hardly agreed on everything, toput it butmildly, and not leaston the status ofintention and intentionality. So I will need totake a little time to more carefully ...