Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect - International Library of Sociology (Hardback)Nigel Thrift (author)
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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 audienceprovides the basis for an experimental rather than a representational approach to the social sciences and humanitiesbegins 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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 24 mm
'This is a richly textured book, alert to the criticisms intellectualists will bring against it and encouraging us to broaden the horizons in which we think, act and combine.' - William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University, USA