Assemblage Theory and Method

Assemblage Theory and Method

This book advances beyond this impasse and offers practical help in thinking about and using assemblage theory for contemporary cultural and social research, in order to: - Answer the question: what is an assemblage?

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350015555

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What do we mean by 'assemblage' in contemporary theory? The constant and seemingly limitless expansion of the concept's range of applications begs the question, if any and every kind of collection of things is an assemblage, then what advantage is there is in using this term and not some other term, or indeed no term at all? What makes an assemblage an assemblage, and not some other kind of collection of things? This book advances beyond this impasse and offers practical help in thinking about and using assemblage theory for contemporary cultural and social research, in order to: - Answer the question: what is an assemblage? - Explain why assemblage theory is necessary - Provide clear instructions on how to use assemblage theory Ian Buchanan maps the beginnings of a brand new field within the humanities.
Categories: Philosophy

Assemblage Theory and Method

Assemblage Theory and Method

The working parts of their methodology – the tools – are all hidden in plain view. To grasp them one has but to set aside one's presumptions as to what an assemblage should look like. As Deleuze writes in Difference and Repetition, ...

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350015562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What do we mean by 'assemblage' in contemporary theory? The constant and seemingly limitless expansion of the concept's range of applications begs the question, if any and every kind of collection of things is an assemblage, then what advantage is there is in using this term and not some other term, or indeed no term at all? What makes an assemblage an assemblage, and not some other kind of collection of things? This book advances beyond this impasse and offers practical help in thinking about and using assemblage theory for contemporary cultural and social research, in order to: - Answer the question: what is an assemblage? - Explain why assemblage theory is necessary - Provide clear instructions on how to use assemblage theory Ian Buchanan maps the beginnings of a brand new field within the humanities.
Categories: Philosophy

Assemblage Theory and Method

Assemblage Theory and Method

Introduction: Why Assemblage Theory?

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350015571

Category: Electronic books

Page: 224

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"What do we mean when we talk of an 'assemblage' in contemporary theory? Any and every thing, or more precisely, any and every kind of collection of things, could now be called an assemblage. The constant and seemingly limitless expansion of the term's range of applications begs the question, if any and every kind of collection of things is an assemblage, then what advantage is there is in using this term and not some other term, or indeed no term at all? What makes an assemblage an assemblage, and not some other kind of collection of things? This book advances beyond this impasse and offers practical help in thinking about and using assemblage theory for contemporary cultural and social research, in order to: - Answer the question: what is assemblage theory? - Explain why assemblage theory is necessary - Provide clear instructions on how to use assemblage theory The first book of it's kind, Ian Buchanan's guide maps the beginnings of a brand new field within the humanities."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Categories: Electronic books

Assemblage Theory

Assemblage Theory

Wherefore there is absolutely no doubt that every effect in the universe can be explained as satisfactorily from final causes, by the aid of the method of maxima and minima, as it can from the effective causes themselves .

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413640

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Clarifies and systematises the concepts and presuppositions behind the influential new field of assemblage theoryRead and download the preface, by series editor Graham Harman, and the Introduction to Assemblage Theory for free nowManuel DeLanda provides the first detailed overview of the assemblage theory found in germ in Deleuze and Guattari's writings. Through a series of case studies DeLanda shows how the concept can be applied to economic, linguistic and military history as well as to metaphysics, science and mathematics.DeLanda then presents the real power of assemblage theory by advancing it beyond its original formulation allowing for the integration of communities, institutional organisations, cities and urban regions. And he challenges Marxist orthodoxy with a Leftist politics of assemblages.Key FeaturesCritically connects DeLanda with more recent theoretical turns in speculative realismMakes sense of the fragmentary discussions of assemblage theory in the work of Deleuze and GuattariOpens up assemblage theory to sociology, linguistics, military organisations and science so that future researchers can rigorously deploy the concept in their own fields"e;
Categories: Philosophy

Co Creation in Theory and Practice

Co Creation in Theory and Practice

The creative research assemblage: thinking through theory and method Moving beyond a primary concern with a methodological technique and process, Co- Creation was enacted in this study as a materialdiscursive knowledge practice to ...

Author: Christina Horvath

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447353959

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book analyses a diverse range of experiences of Co-Creation in neighbourhood settings across the Global North and Global South. It brings together a unique collection of researchers, artists, residents and policymakers, all exploring creative ways to address neighbourhood challenges and effect change towards more socially just cities.
Categories: Political Science

Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health Medicine

Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health   Medicine

Assemblage theory holds that assemblages, or “wholes whose properties emerge from the interactions between parts,” facilitate networks, organizations, and processes (DeLanda, 2006, p. 5). The components of an assemblage interact ...

Author: Lisa Meloncon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315303741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures and Tables -- Contributors -- 1 Manifesting Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine -- 2 Historical Work in the Discourses of Health and Medicine -- 3 Ecological Investments and the Circulation of Rhetoric: Studying the "Saving Knowledge" of Dr. Emma Walker's Social Hygiene Lectures -- 4 Infrastructural Methodology: A Case in Protein as Public Health -- 5 Health Communication Methodology and Race -- 6 Bringing the Body Back Through Performative Phenomenology -- 7 "No Single Path": Desire Lines and Divergent Pathographies in Health and Medicine -- 8 Rhetorically Listening for Microwithdrawals of Consent in Research Practice -- 9 Medical Interiors: Materiality and Spatiality in Medical Rhetoric Research Methods -- 10 Ethical Research in "Health 2.0": Considerations for Scholars of Medical Rhetoric -- 11 Negotiating Informed Consent: Bueno aconsejar, mejor remediar (it is good to give advice, but it is better to solve the problem) -- 12 Translingual Rhetorical Engagement in Transcultural Health Spaces -- 13 Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine -- 14 Medicalized Mosquitoes: Rhetorical Invention in Genetic Engineering for Disease Control -- 15 Experiments in Rhetoric: Invention and Neurorhetorical Play -- Index
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Actor Networks of Planning

Actor Networks of Planning

To briefly sum it up, the striking difference between ANT and assemblage theory is that ANT – according to Latour (1999, 2005) – is a method rather than a theory; a method to retrospectively describe observed situations in a very ...

Author: Yvonne Rydin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317502333

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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Planning is centrally focused on places which are significant to people, including both the built and natural environments. In making changes to these places, planning outcomes inevitably benefit some and disadvantage others. It is perhaps surprising that Actor Network Theory (ANT) has only recently been considered as an appropriate lens through which to understand planning practice. This book brings together an international range of contributors to explore such potential of ANT in more detail. While it can be thought of as a subset of complexity theory, given its appreciation for non-linear processes and responses, ANT has its roots in the sociology of scientific and technology studies. ANT now comprises a rich set of concepts that can be applied in research, theoretical and empirical. It is a relational approach that posits a radical symmetry between social and material actors (or actants). It suggests the importance of dynamic processes by which networks of relationships become formed, shift and have effect. And while not inherently normative, ANT has the potential to strengthen other more normative domains of planning theory through its unique analytical lens. However, this requires theoretical and empirical work and the papers in this volume undertake such work. This is the first volume to provide a full consideration of how ANT can contribute to planning studies, and suggests a research agenda for conceptual development and empirical application of the theory.
Categories: Architecture

Reassembling International Theory

Reassembling International Theory

In what follows I will touch again on the virtues of an assemblage approach, already summarized so compactly inthe editors' Introduction.YetI willalso consider somepossible shortcomings of this theory. Every method hasa finite lifespan, ...

Author: Simon Curtis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137383969

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory? This study seeks to investigate how the various debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics.
Categories: Social Science

Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory

Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory

Differentiation could certainly be how the late nineties and early twenty-first century design theories were characterized, ... Deleuze's philosophy of difference as a more fully formed philosophical method called Assemblage Theory.

Author: Jefferson Ellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452112

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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This book presents a new take on the evolution of digital design theories in architecture from modernity to today, as they have been inspired both by contemporary philosophy and the emergence and access to advanced computation. It focuses on how concepts of difference in philosophy transformed architectural design theory and takes on even more significance with the introduction and ubiquitous use of computers within the discipline, changing the architectural design paradigm forever. Beginning with a presentation of American Pragmatism’s push towards process, the book continues on to Husserl’s influence on the modern movement, mid-century phenomenology, post-structuralist Derridean exchanges with architects, the Deleuzian influence on the smoothing of form and finally contemporary architectural references to speculative realism. Analyzing the arc of design theory as influenced by philosophical and computational logics, this book presents the transformation to contemporary design approaches that includes more biology, more data and more information, moving from "less is more" to "From Less to More!" Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory is an influential read for students and academics of architectural theory, computational design and related areas.
Categories: Architecture

Education in Radical Uncertainty

Education in Radical Uncertainty

Transgression in Theory and Method Stephen Carney, Ulla Ambrosius Madsen ... 188 Sobe, N. and Kowalczyk, J. (2018), 'Context, Entanglement and Assemblage as Matters of Concern in Comparative Education Research', 201.

Author: Stephen Carney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474298841

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Drawing upon the long tradition of recalcitrant thought in Western humanist scholarship, this book rethinks education and educational research at a time of intense social transformation. By revisiting a range of post-foundational ideas and developing their own methodological experiment, Stephen Carney and Ulla Ambrosius Madsen reimagine the possibilities for the comparative study of education. Exploring the experiences of young people in Denmark, South Korea and Zambia, this book illustrates how these very different contexts are increasingly connected by common narratives of purpose, as well as overheated promises of success. Focusing on the writings of Jean Baudrillard, the authors examine them in the context of works by other theorists of modernity, to explore processes of simulation and disappearance that are shaping life worldwide. In the process, the authors paint a rich portrait of education and schooling as a site of joy, hope, pain and ambivalence. Encompassing both theoretical and methodological innovation, Education in Radical Uncertainty provides inspiration for scholars and students attempting to approach the fields of comparative education, education policy and youth studies anew.
Categories: Education