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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In other words, I want to try andadda distinct cooperative cumexperimental sensibilityin tothe mix of the worldthat willhelp us'engage the strangenessofthe late modern worldmore receptively' (White2000: 153).In turn, we could perhaps ...
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It seems tometobe a highly questionable assumption that modern social science stands in this kind of subordinate relationship to aset of themes from Western philosophy 52or should seeitstask as simply echoing theassumptions those themes ...
Thus 'Still life in nearly presenttime'considers the ways in which modern societies are experimenting with 'neutral'material backgrounds for commercial gain, burrowing into bare lifein order to come up with the goods.
... even misleading,without some understandingof thesurpluses of anger,rage andhumiliation that have been unleashed asa result ofthe 'predatory narcissisms' (Appadurai 2006) that characterize too much of the modern world.