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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That requires boosting inventive attitude so asto produce more contrary motion. Then,on another level, thisisa book about apathy. Givenwhat has tobe faced, it seems important tofinda way of expanding the capacity for action inaworld in ...
The book is, mostespecially then,an attemptto produce anart ofthe inventionof political invention by putting hard questions tothe given in experience, the overall intent being to call new publics into existence who will pose questions ...
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Thus Kwinter points to the rise of a wholeseries of sports that depend on an artful shaping of the differenttime scalesof the environment for sustenance, tracking andtracing flows andperturbations in order to produce e/affects.
Ifafold is the way perceptions 'curve around' orareoriented according to an active body, the thought ofthese curves produces alifethatcanthink not just itsown human world–the spaceofman –but the sense ofspace as such.