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| Ray Brassier | Olafur Eliasson | Peter Adey |



  • Comparative Relativism at the IT University of Copenhagen, September 3-4 2009
  • Key note speakers: Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Isabelle Stengers, Marilyn Strathern and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (!!!)
  • STS Mixtures, at Lancaster

Materialising the subject

From Materialising the Subject: Phenomenological and post-ANT objects in the social sciences
| Nigel Thrift | Tim Ingold | John Law | Matei Candea |

  • OK Candea, M. 2008. 'Fire and identity as matters of concern'. Anthropological Theory. 8(2).
  • OK Edwards J. (2005) ‘Make-up’: bringing out persons in new reproductive and genetic technologies, Ethnos 70:3: 413 – 31.
  • Henare A., Holbraad M. & Wastell S. (2006) Thinking Through Things: theorising artefacts ethnographically. (Routledge).
  • Ihde D. (2003) If Phenomenology is an Albatross, is Post-Phenomenology Possible? In Don Ihde & Evan Selinger (eds) Chasing Technoscience: matrix for materiality Pp 131 – 144 (Indiana University Press)
  • Kontopodis, Michalis (2009), Documents' memories: Enacting pasts and futures at the School for Individual Learning-in-Practice, Memory Studies, 2(1): 11-26.
  • LatourB. (1993) We Have Never Been Modern. (Harvard University Press).
  • Latour B. (1999c) Pandora’s Hope: essays on the reality of science studies. (Harvard University Press).
  • OK Latour B. (2005) Reassembling the Social: an introduction to actor network theory. (Oxford University Press).
  • OK Law J. (2004) After Method. (Routledge).
  • OK Law J. 0x0026 Hassard J. (1999) Network Theory and After. (Blackwell)
  • OK Law, John, and Annemarie Mol (2001), 'Situating Technoscience: an Inquiry into Spatialities', Society and Space, 19, 609-621.
  • Mol (2003). The Body Multiple: Ontology in medical practice. (Duke University Press).
  • Strathern M. (1996) Cutting the Network. In JRAI (N.S.) 2, 517-535.
  • OK Strathern M. (1988) The Gender of the Gift. (Berkeley. University of California Press).
  • OK Strathern M. (1991) Partial Connections. (Savage. Rowman and Littlefield).
  • OK Thrift N. (2007) Non-Representational Theory: space, politics, affect. (Routledge)
  • OK Viveiros de Castro (1998b) Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism. In JRAI 4 (3): 469-88.
  • OK Viveiros de Castro (2004) Exchanging Perspectives: the transformation of objects

Collective biographies



  • Mark C. Childs (2008), "Storytelling and urban design", Journal of Urbanism, 1(2), 173 - 186.
  • Badiou
  • Robert Pogue Harrison
  • Brian Rotman
  • Deleuze
  • E. L. Ball & A. Lai (2006), “Place-based pedagogy for the Arts and Humanities”, Pedagogy, 6, 261-287.
  • I. Luca (2006), “Edward Said's Lieux de Mémoire: Out of place and the politics of autobiography”, Social Text, 24, 125-144.
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  • Dan Rose (1996), “The Repatriation of Anthropology”, American Literary History, 8(1), 170-183.
  • Cesare Segre & John Meddemmen (1989), “The Style of Greimas and Its Transformations”, New Literary History, 20(3), Greimassian Semiotics, 679-692.
  • Keith Ansell-Pearson
  • Elizabeth Grosz
  • Luciana Parisi
  • James Williams
  • Kittler
  • René Girard, em particular periódico Contagion
  • Roberto Esposito
  • Whitehead
  • Wendy Brown
  • A. Delco, +Serres
  • Deborah Brandt & Katie Clinton
  • Jean-Jacques Lecercle no Informaworld e no Ingenta
  • OK Peter-Paul Verbeek (2008), "Cyborg intentionality: Rethinking the phenomenology of human–technology relations"
  • Alex Mauron (2006), "Renovating the House of Being: Genomes, Souls, and Selves", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


  • Houellebecq
  • Hetherington
  • Nigel Thrift
  • Graham Harman
  • Yve Lomax
  • Tim Ingold
  • Greek-English Lexikon
  • Keith Robinson (2008), Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson: Rhizomatic Connections, Palgrave.
  • Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen, Evan Selinger and Søren Riis (2008), New Waves in Philosophy of Technology, Palgrave.
  • Bernd Herzogenrath (2008), Deleuze, Guattari & Ecology, Palgrave.
  • Jack R. Harlan (1998), Living Fields: Our Agricultural Heritage. Cambridge University Press. (A readable account of how, where and when humans learned to domesticate plants and animals.)
  • George Myerson (2001), Ecology and the End of Postmodern. Totem Books. (The advent of Postmodernism left us suspicious of the big story—the Grand Narrative.)


This article analyses Peter Sloterdijk's grand trilogy on spheres which re-conceptualizes our being-together and its spatial conditions. After a brief outline of the main objectives of sphereology, I analyse the notion of foam which, Sloterdijk argues, should replace the concept of society. I here explore the sociological theories that form the backdrop to Sloterdijk's idea of foam sociality, in particular Gabriel Tarde's monadological sociology of imitation but also the vitalist impulse that is central to the immunology of the foam theory, and which Sloterdijk inherits from Hermann Broch. The following section examines one of the important contributions of the foam theory, namely, its explicit engagement with architecture. In the final part, I offer a foam-theoretical interpretation of environmental crime prevention. This case study brings together foam theory, immunology and the focus on architecture.

Michel Serres' conception of the rapports between science and literature is exerting a decisive influence on French philosophy and literary criticism. Serres, by drawing on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, and through his attentive reading of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, addresses the question that French modern thought has left fallow: is there a viewpoint that, from within the precinct of epistemology, allows for an investigation of literature and aesthetics without reducing the latter to the function of a simple mirror-image? Is there a way of entering into literature and language which leads back to scientific hypotheses? Is there a passage between scientific constructions and literary discourse? In other words is there a true interference between "truth" and "fiction"? This presentation of an author whose works are still largely unknown to the Anglophone theorists of literature in South Africa aims at clarifying some points of Michel Serres' approach and at proposing an entrance into what may be called a Lucretian poetics.

Le terme archipel, dont l'usage analogique s'est diffusé en géographie et dans les sciences sociales, est choisi pour un essai d'épistémologie conceptuelle. Tout mot, et tout concept, a une histoire, et dans cette histoire réside une part majeure de sa signification. S'agissant d'archipel, cet article soumet quelques propositions théoriques sur les territorialités réticulaires, à partir d'une récurrence de l'analogie archipélagique dans les analyses qui s'efforcent de rendre compte des mutations spatiales contemporaines, et sur le défi que ces mutations représentent au plan des conceptions géographiques. C'est l'occasion également de donner un contenu plus stable à une notion riche, d'usage parfois incohérent ou contradictoire, et souvent associée, assimilée ou confondue avec l'image ou le modèle de l'île. La généalogie tentée ici a enfin pour but de donner un exemple révélateur des enjeux d'une élaboration conceptuelle transdisciplinaire.

In this paper we reflect on organizational space and its implications for organization and management. In contrast to dominant discourse in management and organization theory we address the ways in which corporate buildings, as social objects, provide a materiality to organization. Developing the concept of the architecture of complexity, we focus on space as the precondition of processes of organizing. The productive power of space lies in its potential to create and trigger complexity, as it pre-structures movement and flows of communication. Reflecting on two concrete spatial organizations (the fold and heterotopia) we suggest that the interplay of order and disorder and inside/outside relation, which these spaces provide, are spatial preconditions of organizational change and creativity.

Metaphors affect sociology from the beginning. Based on structural intuitions which Plato already had sociologists conceive of the social order as of a contract or an organism. Considering recent research in natural sciences, Peter Sloterdijk suggests another metaphor. He conceives social reality as a foam. The bubbles of this foam constitute a special structure of co-isolated neighborhoods which cannot be grasped with basic sociological concepts such as community or society and which opens up to an interesting heuristic perspective on 21st century's world society. This article reconstructs Sloterdijk's theory and discusses its sociological implications.

In this article, the author proposes to explore the state of the contemporary network society through an analysis of the human effects of the conditions of globalisation, fast capitalism, postmodern warfare and quantum culture. In the first section of the article, the author considers the problem of social relations in the global network society and, in particular, examines the effect of radical anxiety on self—other communication. Following this section, which turns off a consideration of the violence of fast capitalism, the author focuses on the relationship between the science of immunology, paranoia and postmodern warfare. Here, in the second section of the article, the author shows how the radical anxiety that plagues those who inhabit the lightning-fast network resolves itself in paranoid reaction formations that make productive self—other relations more or less impossible. Finally, the author explores potential solutions to the problem of self—other violence in the network and concludes with a discussion of the stumbling-block to the invention of a more humane social and political form of globalisation, neo-liberal/neoconservative quantum culture.

Roads and paths are symbols that are omnipresent in organizational thought. As such they are the hallmarks of the modernist legacy. It is argued that roads are not necessarily trustworthy and that the labyrinth through which they are supposed to guide us is more innocent than modernism suggests. The article raises many questions about, inter alia, the importance of narratives and fairy tales, the (im)possibility of criticism, the labyrinthine aspects of traffic jams, the necessity to rethink dynamics, the bureaucratic labyrinth, and Nietzsche's eternal return. The point of the entire exercise is, however, quite straightforward: as organizational scholars, we are to give up our lupophobia, that is, our fear of wolves, if we are to develop entirely different understandings of organizational phenomena.

Despite their significance in social reality and in fiction, ressentiment and especially spite are surprisingly under-researched topics. As the repressed other of the contemporary post-political society, they often combine political impotence and enjoyment in passivity, two experiences that are closely related to the increasing transformation of the “city” into the state of nature, of politics to bio-politics (or post-politics) and of the “social” into the simulacra (the society of spectacle). The article discusses ressentiment and spite in Houellebecq's fiction, by taking point of departure in the way he depicts the contemporary society, combining this with a discussion of his artistic position and the affective economy of ressentiment and spite in his work. Finally it asks whether it is possible to imagine a sociality, a “city,” without spite.


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