A New Philosophy of Society

Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350096741

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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In A New Philosophy of Society Manuel DeLanda offers a fascinating look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. Since most social entities, from small communities to large nation-states, would disappear altogether if our cognitive abilities ceased to exist, DeLanda proposes a novel approach to social ontology that asserts the autonomy of social entities from the conceptions we have of them. DeLanda argues that Gilles Deleuze's theory of assemblages provides a framework in which sociologists and geographers studying social networks and regions can properly locate their work and fully elucidate the connections between them. Indeed, assemblage theory, as DeLanda argues, can be used to model any community, from interpersonal networks and institutional organizations, to central governments, cities and nation states.

Macht in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft

Diskurs- und feldanalytische Perspektiven

Author: Julian Hamann,Jens Maeße,Vincent Gengnagel,Alexander Hirschfeld

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658149000

Category: Social Science

Page: 582

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Während sich die Wissenschaftsforschung in den letzten Jahren in großen Teilen mit Fragen der Organisationsbildung und -steuerung, mit Methoden der Evaluation von Leistung und Qualität sowie mit der Analyse von wissenschaftlichen Mikrowelten befasst hat, wurden Studien, die das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft kritisch aus diskurs-, macht- und feldtheoretischen Perspektiven untersuchen, bisher in unabhängigen Einzelprojekten durchgeführt. Obwohl diese Beiträge in den jeweils behandelten gesellschaftlichen Bereichen auf Resonanz stoßen und eine Fülle von wissenschaftstheoretischen Anstößen bieten, ist die entsprechende Diskussion bisher nicht in Buchform sichtbar. Der vorliegende Band führt diese Perspektiven erstmals zu einem Austausch zusammen und schließt damit in der deutschsprachigen Wissenschaftsforschung eine Lücke.

Tausend Plateaus

Kapitalismus und Schizophrenie

Author: Gilles Deleuze,Félix Guattari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883960944

Category: Capitalism

Page: 716

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Materiale Analysen

Methodenfragen in Projekten

Author: Nicole Burzan,Ronald Hitzler,Heiko Kirschner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658126140

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 6404

In den Beiträgen dieses Bandes zeigen namhafte Autorinnen und Autoren mittels methodologischer Reflexionen, ausgearbeiteter Forschungsdesigns und detaillierter Studien an konkreten Beispielen aus der eigenen Forschung, dass methodisch analysierte Materialien für begründete sozialwissenschaftliche Einsichten unverzichtbar sind und dass materiale Analysen den Einsatz von – zunehmend technologisch avancierten – Varianten quantitativer, qualitativer und interpretativer Datenerhebungs- und Auswertungsverfahren im Hinblick auf heterogene Forschungsinteressen an sozialen Zusammenhängen voraussetzen.

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Complexity Theory, Deleuze|Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in Crisis

Author: Joseph Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136585958

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This book argues that psychoanalysis has a unique role to play in the climate change debate through its placing emphasis on the unconscious dimensions of our mental and social lives. Exploring contributions from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Jungian, and Lacanian traditions, the book discusses how psychoanalysis can help to unmask the anxieties, deficits, conflicts, phantasies and defences crucial in understanding the human dimension of the ecological crisis. Yet despite being essential to studying environmentalism and its discontents, psychoanalysis still remains largely a 'psychology without ecology.' The philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, combined with new developments in the sciences of complexity, help us to build upon the best of these perspectives, providing a framework able to integrate Guattari's 'three ecologies' of mind, nature and society. This book thus constitutes a timely attempt to contribute towards a critical dialogue between psychoanalysis and ecology. Further topics of discussion include: ecopsychology and the greening of psychotherapy our ambivalent relationship to nature and the non-human complexity theory in psychoanalysis and ecology defence mechanisms against eco-anxiety and eco-grief Deleuze|Guattari and the three ecologies becoming-animal in horror and eco-apocalypse in science fiction films nonlinear ecopsychoanalysis. In our era of anxiety, denial, paranoia, apathy, guilt, hope, and despair in the face of climate change, this book offers a fresh and insightful psychoanalytic perspective on the ecological crisis. As such this book will be of great interest to all those in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and ecology, as well as all who are concerned with the global environmental challenges affecting our planet's future.

Die Innenwelt der Ökonomie

Wissen, Macht und Performativität in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Author: Jens Maeße,Hanno Pahl,Jan Sparsam

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658104287

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 3796

Mit dem Begriff der Innenwelt der Ökonomie adressiert der vorliegende Band die vielfältigen Eintrittspunkte von ökonomischem Wissen in die Wirtschaft. Dieses Wissen ist nicht auf die Wirtschaftswissenschaft beschränkt. Vielmehr findet ökonomisch relevante Wissensproduktion auch in der Politik, den Medien, in der Wirtschaft selbst sowie anderen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen statt. Die Beiträge des Bandes zeichnen aus soziologischer, wissenschaftshistorischer, ethnographischer und wissenschaftstheoretischer Perspektive die Umrisse dieses Forschungsfeldes nach. Ihr gemeinsames Ziel ist eine systematische empirische Untersuchung wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Wissens und dessen Einfluss auf ökonomische Verhältnisse vor einem interdisziplinären Horizont. Ihr Gegenstandsbereich umfasst die Produktion ökonomischen Wissens, die Wirtschaftswissenschaft als Faktor im Spiel um Macht und Legitimität sowie die performative Rolle der Ökonomik.

Becoming Criminal

The Socio-Cultural Origins of Law, Transgression, and Deviance

Author: D. Crewe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137307714

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book consists of a fundamental deconstruction and reconstruction of the key concepts of Criminology and The Sociology of Law, providing a coherent expression of the relationships between these newly constructed concepts and thus a radically new statement of the relationship between society, crime and the law.

Deleuze and the Body

Author: Laura Guillaume

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688048

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 7295

This book will be important reading for those with an interest in Deleuze, but also in performance arts, film, and contemporary culture.

Gilbert Simondon's Psychic and Collective Individuation

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695745

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 8238

The first full introduction to Simondon's seminal work. A chapter-by-chapter commentary takes you through the text of Psychic and Collective Individuation, clarifying its complex terminology and structure.

Returning to Revolution

Author: Thomas Nail

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655891

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 351

An account of the concept of revolution in the work of Deleuze and Guattari outlining the theoretical and practical origins of the return to political revolution and providing the first full-length account of Deleuze and Guattari's relationship to a concr

Deleuze and Law

Author: Laurent de Sutter

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4849

This collection of 13 essays offers insights into Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of law which experiments with new forms of politics, economics and society.

Politics of the Gift

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 4840

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition

Author: Adrian Parr

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686789

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 7935

This dictionary is dedicated to the work of Gilles Deleuze, providing an in-depth and lucid introduction to a leading figure in continental philosophy.

Planning Against the Political

Democratic Deficits in European Territorial Governance

Author: Jonathan Metzger,Philip Allmendinger,Stijn Oosterlynck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134071825

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 6943

This book brings together a number of highly innovative and thought provoking contributions from European researchers in territorial governance-related fields such as human geography, planning studies, sociology, and management studies. The contributions share the ambition of highlighting troubling contemporary tendencies where spatial planning and territorial governance can be seen to circumscribe or subvert ‘due democratic practice’ and the democratic ethos. The book also functions as an introduction to some of the central strands of contemporary political philosophy, discussing their relevance for the wider field of planning studies and the development of new planning practices.

Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures

Australia and Beyond

Author: Janet McGaw,Anoma Pieris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317598946

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 8955

Metropolitan Indigenous Cultural Centres have become a focal point for making Indigenous histories and contemporary cultures public in settler-colonial societies over the past three decades. While there are extraordinary success stories, there are equally stories that cause concern: award-winning architecturally designed Indigenous cultural centres that have been abandoned; centres that serve the interests of tourists but fail to nourish the cultural interests of Indigenous stakeholders; and places for vibrant community gathering that fail to garner the economic and politic support to remain viable. Indigenous cultural centres are rarely static. They are places of ‘emergence’, assembled and re-assembled along a range of vectors that usually lie beyond the gaze of architecture. How might the traditional concerns of architecture – site, space, form, function, materialities, tectonics – be reconfigured to express the complex and varied social identities of contemporary Indigenous peoples in colonised nations? This book, documents a range of Indigenous Cultural Centres across the globe and the processes that led to their development. It explores the possibilities for the social and political project of the Cultural Centre that architecture both inhibits and affords. Whose idea of architecture counts when designing Indigenous Cultural Centres? How does architectural history and contemporary practice territorialise spaces of Indigenous occupation? What is architecture for Indigenous cultures and how is it recognised? This ambitious and provocative study pursues a new architecture for colonised Indigenous cultures that takes the politics of recognition to its heart. It advocates an ethics of mutual engagement as a crucial condition for architectural projects that design across cultural difference. The book’s structure, method, and arguments are dialogically assembled around narratives told by Indigenous people of their pursuit of public recognition, spatial justice, and architectural presence in settler dominated societies. Possibilities for decolonising architecture emerge through these accounts.

Quentin Meillassoux

Author: Graham Harman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4860

Quentin Meillassoux has been described as the fastest-rising star in French philosophy since Derrida in the 1960s. In Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making, Graham Harman takes us behind the scenes for this unique study of Meillassoux's path to philosophy

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle

Multi-Media Afterlives

Author: S. Vanacker,C. Wynne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 327

Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.