A New Philosophy of Society

Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441114483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

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Manuel DeLanda is a distinguished writer, artist and philosopher. In his new book, he 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 human minds 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.

A New Philosophy of Society

Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350096738

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.

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

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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.

Theorie des Subjekts

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037344545


Page: 416

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Vierfaches Objekt

Author: Graham Harman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883963488


Page: 140

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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.

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: 8183

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

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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: 7846

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: 8730

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

Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures

Australia and Beyond

Author: Janet McGaw,Anoma Pieris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317598946

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7007

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.