Assemblage Theory

Assemblage Theory

What the work of Harris contributes is a clarification of how assemblage theory should be applied to the history and evolution of languages.23 But in addition to adding a historical dimension to Deleuze and Guattari's account, ...

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413657

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

Assemblage Theory and Method

Assemblage Theory and Method

61 This is why obeying the demands of the storytellers is, paradoxically enough, a highly sadistic act. The libertine's demands are ruthlessly objective, mathematical even, taking 80 Assemblage Theory and Method.

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

Assembling Consumption

Assembling Consumption

(DeLanda 2006), assemblage theory goes well with emergent research designs. When searching for the sense of home in mobility, my initial design was much more phenomenological, but it slowly became more ethnographic as it moved beyond ...

Author: Robin Canniford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317589624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Assembling Consumption marks a definitive step in the institutionalisation of qualitative business research. By gathering leading scholars and educators who study markets, marketing and consumption through the lenses of philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book clarifies and applies the investigative tools offered by assemblage theory, actor-network theory and non-representational theory. Clear theoretical explanation and methodological innovation, alongside empirical applications of these emerging frameworks will offer readers new and refreshing perspectives on consumer culture and market societies. This is an essential reading for both seasoned scholars and advanced students of markets, economies and social forms of consumption.
Categories: Business & Economics

Agri environmental Governance as an Assemblage

Agri environmental Governance as an Assemblage

Assemblage theory became hugely popular in anthropology and related disciplines in the aftermath of the publication of an anthology titled Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems (2005), ...

Author: Jérémie Forney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351629195

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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In recent decades, the governance of the environment in agri-food systems has emerged as a crucial challenge. A multiplicity of actors have been enrolled in this process, with the private sector and civil society progressively becoming key components in a global context often described as neoliberalization. Agri-environmental governance (AEG) thus gathers a highly complex assemblage of actors and instruments, with multiple interrelations. This book addresses this complexity, challenging traditional modes of research and explanation in social science and agri-food studies. To do so, it draws on multiple theoretical and methodological insights, applied to case studies from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It elaborates an emergent approach to AEG practices as assemblages, looking at the coming-together of multiple actors with diverse trajectories and objectives. The book lays the foundations for an encompassing theoretical framework that transcends pre-existing categories, as well as promoting innovative methodologies, which integrate the role of social actors – including scientists – in the construction of new assemblages. The chapters define, first, the multiplicities and agencies inherent to AEG assemblages. A second set tackles the question of the politics in AEG assemblages, where political hierarchies interweave with economic power and the search for more democratic and participative approaches. Finally, these insights are developed in the form of assemblage practice and methodology. The book challenges social scientists to confront the shortcomings of existing approaches and consider alternative answers to questions about environmental governance of agri-food systems.
Categories: Social Science

The Assemblage Brain

The Assemblage Brain

[84] As a result, assemblage brains are elaborated on here through three stages, each evidencing, to some extent, how Deleuze's suspicions concerning Wittgenstein become interwoven into assemblage theory. First, a Proust-inspired ...

Author: Tony D. Sampson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452953298

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Once upon a time, neuroscience was born. A dazzling array of neurotechnologies emerged that, according to popular belief, have finally begun to unlock the secrets of the brain. But as the brain sciences now extend into all corners of cultural, social, political, and economic life, a yet newer world has taken shape: “neuroculture,” which goes further than ever before to tackle the profound ethical implications we face in consequence. The Assemblage Brain unveils a major new concept of sense making, one that challenges conventional scientific and philosophical understandings of the brain. Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari, Tony D. Sampson calls for a radical critical theory that operates in the interferences between philosophy, science, art, and politics. From this novel perspective the book is structured around two questions: “What can be done to a brain?” and “What can a brain do?” Sampson examines the rise of neuroeconomics in informing significant developments in computer work, marketing, and the neuropharmaceutical control of inattentiveness in the classroom. Moving beyond the neurocapitalist framework, he then reestablishes a place for proto-subjectivity in which biological and cultural distinctions are reintegrated in an understanding of the brain as an assemblage. The Assemblage Brain unravels the conventional image of thought that underpins many scientific and philosophical accounts of how sense is produced, providing a new view of our current time in which capitalism and the neurosciences endeavor to colonize the brain.
Categories: Social Science

Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 16–35 Buchanan, I. 2008, Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, London: Continuum Buchanan, I. 2015, Assemblage theory and its discontents, Deleuze Studies 9(3), 382–92 Buchanan, I. 2017, ...

Author: Ben Jervis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351657037

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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From examinations of prehistoric burial to understanding post-industrial spaces and heritage practices, the writing of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari is gaining increasing importance within archaeological thought. Their concept of ‘assemblages’ allows us to explore the past in new ways, by placing an emphasis on difference rather than similarity, on fluidity rather stasis and unpredictability rather than reproduceable models. Assemblage Thought and Archaeology applies the notion of assemblage to specific archaeological case studies, ranging from early urbanism in Mesopotamia to 19th century military fortifications. It introduces the concept of assemblage within the context of the wider ‘material turn’ in the social sciences, examines its implications for studying materials and urban settlements, and explores its consequences for the practice of archaeological research and heritage management. This innovative book will be of particular interest to postgraduate students of archaeological theory and researchers looking to understand this latest trend in archaeological thought, although the case studies will also have appeal to those whose work focusses on material culture, settlement archaeology and archaeological practice.
Categories: Social Science

Accounting Representation and Responsibility

Accounting  Representation and Responsibility

Assemblage theory and Deleuzian scholarship are used here to broaden the understanding of accounting's effects in practice. Through the notion of signsignification relationship, assemblage theory covers some of the same concerns as the ...

Author: Niels Joseph Lennon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429640704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

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In organizations, accounting produces organizational knowledge that affects decision-making and managerial action. Companies placing importance on shareholder value sometimes tend to elevate accounting to a higher truth criterion for justifying managerial actions. Yet, the nature of accounting renders it difficult to argue that accounting information necessarily produce a better basis for decision-making than arguments which are not based on accounting. This is because, as previous research has also argued, accounting counts some things but omits many others, while managers are accountable for much more than what accounting actually counts. Using a theoretical apparatus from Deleuze and Guattarí, this book illustrates that accounting-based actions such as making management decisions, maintaining organisational responsibility and hierarchical control are manifestations of the ways in which accounting is composed. This concise introduction will be invaluable for researchers and advanced students of management accounting exploring responsibility accounting and accountability.
Categories: Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Assemblage theory is a useful framework for understanding the relationship of formal to informal practices in the city because a range of twofold concepts that resonate with informality/formality are deployed in A Thousand Plateaus as a ...

Author: John Hannigan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526421630

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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Contributing to new debates and research on the city, this handbook looks both backwards and forwards to bring together key scholarship in the field
Categories: Social Science

Critical Realism History and Philosophy in the Social Sciences

Critical Realism  History  and Philosophy in the Social Sciences

For some, assemblage theory is attractive precisely because it avoids reifying “the social” from the outset (Latour, 2005). Assemblage theory emerges out of a poststructuralist tradition within philosophy. Poststructuralism is a loose ...

Author: Timothy Rutzou

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787566040

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This volume examines the relationship between history, philosophy, and social science, and contributors explore questions concerning realism, ontology, causation, explanation, and values in order to address the question “what does a post-positivist social science look like?”
Categories: Social Science

Contributions To Information Integration Theory

Contributions To Information Integration Theory

ASSEMBLAGE THEORY Intuitive physics is an ideal domain for the study of adaptive thinking. Adaptive processes appear even in very simple tasks. The psychological integration schema, for example, is not immanent in the physical system, ...

Author: Norman H. Anderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317783176

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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The theory of information integration provides a unified, general approach to the three disciplines of cognitive, social, and developmental psychology. Each of these volumes illustrates how the concepts and methods of this experimentally-grounded theory may be productively applied to core problems in one of these three disciplines.
Categories: Psychology