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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... newand more challenging environments, those who want to redesigneveryday things,those who,inother words, want to generatemore spacetobe unprecedented, to love what aids fantasy, andsoto gradually break down imaginative resistance.
... various kinds of things, various other biologicalbeings, even the heft ofaparticular landscape –in acontinuous undertow of matteringsthat cannotbe reduced to simple transactions but can becomepartof new capacities toempower.
A c k n o w l e d g e m e n t s Oneofthebanalbutstillimportantprinciplesofnon representational theory is that all work is joint: the idea that such a thing as a single author is there to be named is faintly ludicrous.
AllI can say is thatI think thatthe risk is worth it in order toachievea diagnosisofthe present which issimultaneously acarrierwave for new ways of doing things. Certainly, in order to achieve its goals, thisbook has to be three things ...
... core of selfreference;13 'Rather than have tothink,always and endlessly,what elsethere could be,we sometimes seem to connect withalayer in our existence that simplywants the things of the world closeto our skin'(Gumbrecht 2004:106).