Non Representational Theory

Author: Nigel Thrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134162710
Release Date: 2008-03-25
Genre: Social Science

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.

Die Lokalisierung des Klimawandels auf den Philippinen

Author: Thomas Friedrich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658182328
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Social Science

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.

Unscharfe Grenzen

Author: Andreas Reckwitz
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839409176
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Social Science

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?

Mobility Space and Culture

Author: Peter Merriman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136903380
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Social Science

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.


Author: Iain Wilkinson
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745631974
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Kon Texte

Author: Silke Allmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658168414
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Education

Das Werk zeigt, dass Pädagoginnen und Pädagogen spurensuchende Forscher und forschende Spurensucher zugleich sind – je nachdem, aus welcher Perspektive sie ihren Blick fokussieren. Die in diesem Buch vereinten Autorinnen und Autoren haben fesselnde Spuren für sich gefunden: in der Autobiographie, in der Zeit, in Medien und in bleibenden, überdauernden Erlebnissen, Erfahrungen und Erkenntnissen. Zu Ehren Prof. Dr. Norbert Neumanns werden diese Spuren verfolgt und in einen pädagogischen Kon-Text gebracht.

Knowing Capitalism

Author: Nigel Thrift
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141290059X
Release Date: 2005-02-16
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Globalization of Nothing 2

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781412940221
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: Philosophy

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.

The Politics of Small Things

Author: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226301099
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Political Science

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 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.

The New Individualism

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415351529
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

In this dazzling book, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert explore the culture of the 'new individualism' generated by global capitalism, and develop a major new perspective on the emotional experiences of globalization.

Global ideas

Author: Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
ISBN: 8763001667
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

"Global ideas is an attempt to explain how it is possible that, although the same idea travels around the globe at a high speed, local realities are still very different. While this book can be seen as joining the discussion on globalization and its parad

Shadows of War

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520938127
Release Date: 2004-05-17
Genre: Social Science

In this provocative and compelling examination of the deep politics of war, Carolyn Nordstrom takes us from the immediacy of war-zone survival, through the offices of power brokers, to vast extra-legal networks that fuel war and international profiteering. She captures the human face of the front lines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of war in the twenty-first century. Shadows of War is grounded in ethnographic research carried out at the epicenters of political violence on several continents. Its pages are populated not only with the perpetrators and victims of war but also with the scoundrels, silent heroes, and average families who live their lives in the midst of explosive violence. War reconfigures our most basic notions of humanity, Nordstrom demonstrates. This book, of crucial importance at the present moment, shows that war is enmeshed in struggles over the very foundations of the sovereign state, the crafting of economic empires both legal and illegal, and innovative searches for peace. Nordstrom describes the multi-trillion-dollar international financial networks that support warfare. She traces the entangled routes by which illegal drugs, precious gems, weapons, basic food supplies, and pharmaceuticals are moved by an international cast of businesspeople, profiteers, and black-market operators. Shadows of War demonstrates how the experiences of both the architects of war and of ordinary people are deleted from media accounts and replaced with stories about soldiers, weapons, and territory. For the first time, this book retrieves from the shadows the faces of those whose stories seldom reach the light of international recognition.

The Paths to Domination Resistance and Terror

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520073169
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Political Science

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.