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Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovreignty: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty


Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovreignty: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty

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    Available in PDF Format | Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovreignty: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty.pdf | English
    Erin Manning(Author)
Political philosophy has long been bound by traditional thinking about the body and the senses. Through an engagement with the state-centered vocabulary of this discipline, Politics of Touch explores the ways in which sensing bodies continually run up against existing political structures. In this groundbreaking work, Erin Manning reconsiders how new politics can arise that challenge the national body politic. In Politics of Touch,Manning develops a new way to conceive the role of the senses, and of touch in particular. Exploring concepts of violence, gender, sexuality, security, democracy, and identity, she traces the ways in which touch informs and reforms the body. Specifically considering tango-a tactile, rhythmic, and improvisational dance- she foregrounds movement as the sensing body's intervention into the political. With a fresh vision and an original theoretical basis, Manning shows the ontogenetic potential of the body, and in doing so, redefines our understanding of the sense of touch in philosophical and political terms. Erin Manning is assistant professor of fine arts at Concordia University and the author of Ephemeral Territories (Minnesota, 2003).
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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Erin Manning(Author)
  • University of Minnesota Press (1 Dec. 2006)
  • English
  • 2
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Heather Frasch on 30 December 2013

    her writing style connects with her conceptual ideas. very well thought out, many many intricite perceptions, a very inspiring book

  • By Rose on 28 February 2016

    Superb book with lots to think about. Redefines how we experience and see touch and contact . I can totally recommend it.

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