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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each of these cases, we can see that the very style of thought is 'oriented by spatial relations, the way in which we imagine what to think' (Colebrook 2005a: 190). 44 Rather, it is three different qualities inone.
Then there areallthe experiments aimedat disrupting given spatial and temporal arrangements in anage when 'the speed at which new products appear and reconfigurations of technologicalsystems take place precludesthepossibility ofever ...
The trick,or so itseems to me, is towork with this emerging spatial grain, in the full understanding that it is both apartofaseries of meansofopening up newopportunities for theexercise ofpower and profit anda new paletteof ...
The bulk ofthechapter is devoted to exploringhow that goal might be achieved, concentrating inparticular on hownew knowledges like software and ergonomics have become responsiblefor a largescale spatial reordering ofthecity which ...
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