Space, Politics, Affect

Author: Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134162715

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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Perspektiven der Kultursoziologie

Author: Andreas Reckwitz

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839409179

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Die Kultursoziologie ist zu einem Brennpunkt der theoretischen und empirischen Öffnung der Soziologie geworden. Der Band lotet in einer Reihe von Studien die Potenziale einer solchen kulturwissenschaftlichen Neuorientierung der Soziologie aus. Mehrere Fragen stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Was kann das Konzept der Kultur als Beobachtungskategorie leisten? Inwiefern spielen »soziale Praktiken« für eine solche Kultursoziologie eine besondere Rolle? Wie lassen sich Subjektivierung und Identität im Rahmen einer Kultursoziologie der Moderne unter die Lupe nehmen? Welche Bedeutung erhält hier das Ästhetische? Schließlich: Wie kann die Kultursoziologie vom Poststrukturalismus profitieren?
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Rezeption, Reproduktion und Kommunikation des Klimawandeldiskurses auf Palawan

Author: Thomas Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658182326

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

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Als Teil eines neu entstehenden Forschungsfeldes, das sich aus einer kulturellen Perspektive mit dem Phänomen des Klimawandels auseinandersetzt, demonstriert dieses Buch anhand eines ethnographischen Fallbeispiels, wie ein holistisches Verständnis des globalen Klimawandels aus einem lokalspezifischen Kontext heraus möglich ist. Thomas Friedrich erforschte auf der philippinischen Insel Palawan, wie die lokale Bevölkerung das wissenschaftliche Wissen über den Klimawandel mit ihrem ökologischen Wissen und ihren Wetter- und Umwelterfahrungen kognitiv in Einklang bringt. Ohne die vielfältigen Wechselwirkungen mit der globalen und nationalen Ebene auszublenden, analysiert er unter Zuhilfenahme unterschiedlicher Methoden die lokalen Rezeptionsprozesse und veranschaulicht diese anhand ausgewählter Praxisbeispiele.
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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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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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Author: Peter Merriman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903380

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Over the past ten to fifteen years there has emerged an increasing concern with mobility in the social sciences and humanities. In Mobility, Space and Culture, Peter Merriman provides an important and timely contribution to the mobilities turn in the social sciences, encouraging academics to rethink the relationship between movement, embodied practices, space and place. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon theoretical and empirical work from across the social sciences and humanities to provide a critical evaluation of the relationship between 'mobility' and 'place'/'site', reformulating places as in process, open, and dynamic spatial formations. Merriman draws upon post-structuralist writings on space, practice and society to demonstrate how movement is not simply practised or experienced in relation to space and time, but gives rise to rhythms, forces, atmospheres, affects and materialities which are often more crucial to embodied apprehensions of events than sensibilities of spatiality and temporality. He draws upon detailed empirical research on experiences of, and social reactions to, driving in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain to trace how the motor-car became associated with sensations of movement-space and enmeshed with debates about embodiment, health, visuality, gender and politics. The book will be essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying mobility in sociology, geography, cultural studies, politics, transport studies, and history.
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Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847404067

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.
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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412940222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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The Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and completely updated Second Edition. In this reconceptualized volume, author George Ritzer focuses his attention squarely on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. This revision is shorter, more concise, and spends much less space on the Nothing-Something continuum that he introduced in the First Edition.
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praktische Philosophie

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: Merve Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783883960593

Category: Ethics

Page: 176

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zur Ökonomie des sprachlichen Tausches

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783700315186

Category:

Page: 199

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die Produktion von Präsenz

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 189

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The Power of the Powerless in Dark Times

Author: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226301095

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Political change doesn’t always begin with a bang; it often starts with just a whisper. From the discussions around kitchen tables that led to the dismantling of the Soviet bloc to the more recent emergence of Internet initiatives like MoveOn.org and Redeem the Vote that are revolutionizing the American political landscape, consequential political life develops in small spaces where dialogue generates political power. In The Politics of Small Things, Jeffrey Goldfarb provides an innovative way for understanding politics, a way of appreciating the significance of politics at the micro level by comparatively analyzing key turning points and institutions in recent history. He presents a sociology of human interactions that lead from small to large: dissent around the old Soviet bloc; life on the streets in Warsaw, Prague, and Bucharest in 1989; the network of terror that spawned 9/11; and the religious and Internet mobilizations that transformed the 2004 presidential election, to name a few. In such pivotal moments, he masterfully shows, political autonomy can be generated, presenting alternatives to the big politics of the global stage and the dominant narratives of terrorism, antiterrorism, and globalization.
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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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Versuch einer symmetrischen Anthropologie

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050070153

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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