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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Finally, because itis imperative to understand the virtual as multiple registers of sensation operating beyondthereachof the reading techniques onwhich the social sciences are founded. Culture is, in thissense, an 'involuntary ...
... traditions including evolutionary theory and ethology, in order to understand affect asthe way in which each 'thing' in acting, living, and strivingto preserveitsown being is'nothing but theactual essenceofthe thing' (Spinosaetal.
... significance ofjoint action and its particular way of understanding the worlds (Levinson 2003). Then there is the consequent ability of joint action periodically to work across differentsocial fields, refusingto respect boundaries.
... taps intothe longand variegated historyofthe unleashing of performance, 36 leads ustounderstand movementas a potential, 37 challenges the privileging ofmeaning (especially by understanding the bodyas being expressive without being a ...