Non-Representational Theory

Space, Politics, Affect

Author: Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134162723

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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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: introduces the rather dispersed discussion of non-representational theory to a wider audience provides the basis for an experimental rather than a representational approach to the social sciences and humanities begins the task of constructing a different kind of political genre. 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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Non-Representational Theory

Space, Politics, Affect

Author: Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203946561

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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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: introduces the rather dispersed discussion of non-representational theory to a wider audience provides the basis for an experimental rather than a representational approach to the social sciences and humanities begins the task of constructing a different kind of political genre. 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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Spaces of Aid

How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

Author: Lisa Smirl

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783603526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Aid workers commonly bemoan that the experience of working in the field sits uneasily with the goals they’ve signed up to: visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat, or checking emails from within gated compounds while surrounding communities have no running water. Spaces of Aid provides the first book-length analysis of what has colloquially been referred to as Aid Land. It explores in depth two high-profile case studies, the Aceh tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, in order to uncover a fascinating history of the objects and spaces that have become an endemic yet unexamined part of the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
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Theatre/Performance Historiography

Time, Space, Matter

Author: R. Bank,M. Kobialka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137397306

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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How do the ethical implications of writing theatrical histories complicate the historiographical imperative in our current sociopolitical context? This volume investigates a historiography whose function is to be a mode of thinking and exposes the inner contradictions in social and ideological organizations of historical subjects.
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In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker

Affect, Materiality and Meaning Making

Author: Luke Bennett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1783487356

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This edited collection investigates the ways in which the physical remains of now abandoned military and civil defence bunkers from the Cold War have become the totems and sites of memory.
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The cultural politics of emotion

Author: Sara Ahmed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415972550

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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InThe Cultural Politics of the Emotions, Sara Ahmed develops a new methodology for reading "the emotionality of texts." She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics. Of interest to readers in gender studies and cultural studies, the psychology and sociology of emotions, and phenomenology and psychoanalysis,The Cultural Politics of the Emotionsoffers new ways of thinking about our inner and our outer lives.
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Knowing Capitalism

Author: Nigel Thrift

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900591

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This title looks at what the author calls 'the cultural circuit of capitalism', the mechanism for generating new theories of capitalism. The book traces the rise of this circuit from the 1960s to the present day.
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Suffering

A Sociological Introduction

Author: Iain Wilkinson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745631975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Providing a clear and thoughtful discussion of human suffering, Iain Wilkinson explores some of the ways in which research into social suffering might lead us to reinterpret the meaning of modern history as well as revise our outlook upon the possible futures that await us.
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The Paths to Domination, Resistance, and Terror

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom,JoAnn Martin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520073166

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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The Paths to Terror offers a new and refreshing perspective on sociopolitical violence: one that highlights the human experience of domination, resistance, and terror as they are woven into the fabric of everyday life. These innovative essays take the reader from the Americas, through Europe and the Middle East, and to Asia to capture the cultural construction of sociopolitical violence. The authors expand our view of the ethnographic reality, revealing the complex interplay among local, national, and international actors in the perpetuation of violence and terror. The organization of the essays along a continuum from domination, through the emergence of resistance, to the development of cultures of conflict and terror underlines the value of understanding the growth and resolution of violence as cultural dynamics.
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