Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. “A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities.”

Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. "A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities." Live Methods, edited by Les Black and Nirmal Puwar, Malden, Blackwell Publishing, 2012, pp. 6-17. Abstract: In this manifesto for live methods the key arrangements of the volume are summarized in eleven propositions. We offer eleven provocations to highlight potential new capacities for … Continue reading Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. “A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities.”

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Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction

Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003. Print. To remember: Famously, these are a cluster of sentences about which "it seems clear that to utter the sentence (in, of course, the appropriate circumstances) is not to describe my doing [a thing] ... or to state that I am … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction

Back & Puwar, Live Methods

Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwal. "A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities." The Sociological Review (2012): 6-17. Print. Abstract [from article]: In this manifesto for live methods the key arguments of the volume are summarized in eleven propositions. We offer eleven provocations to highlight potential new capacities for how we do sociology. The argument … Continue reading Back & Puwar, Live Methods

Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

Gibbs, Anna. "After Affect: Sympathy, Synchrony, and Mimetic Communication." The Affect Theory Reader. Ed. Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010. 186-205. Print. Moments to remember: "mimetic communication [:] ... the corporeally based forms of imitation, both voluntary and involuntary ... involv[ing] the visceral level of affect contagion ... … Continue reading Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," in Illuminations, translated by Harry Zohn, 217-251. New York: Schocken Book, 1968. To remember: "Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it … Continue reading Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”