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By Diana Taylor
Published: 15 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... Performance studies disciplines methodologies object of analysis knowledge ...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... How would our disciplines and methodologies change if we took seriously the idea that bodies (and not only books and documents) produce, store, and transfer knowledge? The epistemic turn prompted by embodied objects of analysis necessarily provoked shifts in what academic disciplines value...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... Writing matters if objects of analysis are to be understood as emergent forms with qualities, intensities, and trajectories that can be described or evoked. Writing is not epiphenomenal to thought but its medium. As it sidles up to worlds, disparate and incommensurate things throw themselves...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 23 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375524-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7552-4
... error found on the political Left (confusing money and markets with capitalism) and explores an alternative framework for understanding “cash payment” and the socialities with which it is associated. New thinking emerging in the domain of social policy provides both an object of analysis...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
..., bearing, and so forth. The second half of the chapter examines the ongoing relevance of Schaeffer’s ideas for the analysis of sound, including the many reasons why sound is difficult to treat like an object: the propensity of certain sonic characteristics to stand out, the difficulty of isolating sound...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374299-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7429-9
... and the working class as focused only on labor and unions, or as simply a relation between “charismatic” leaders and an “amorphous” mass. By considering the neighborhood and taking social and political relationships as the object of analysis, it aims to achieve a more sophisticated understanding of the political...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... concrète: Pierre Schaeffer. It shows how Chion has taken up the concepts of “acousmatic listening” (listening without being able to see a sound’s source) and the “sound object” (an objectification of sound enabled by recording media) and has simultaneously extended and challenged them. Schaeffer was guided...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
..., and subsequently canvasses media studies, philosophy, postcolonial theory, and art writing and art practices through which radio and wireless sound have become the objects of analysis, philosophical speculation, and aesthetic experimentation. It concludes by contextualizing the insights of these diverse...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... This chapter is a genealogy of monogamy as an object of sexual scientific knowledge. It reads historic contest over monogamy’s nature through the dependence of that debate on a colonial archive, that is, on knowledges of the cultures of colonized populations as evidence. The naturecultural fruit...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024545-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
... This chapter historicizes the emergence of child marriage as an object of developmental concern in contemporary Bangladesh, illuminating new power constellations and frames of intervention in the process. The analysis locates the rise of this “unanticipated category” within evolving rationales...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... This chapter takes as its object of analysis the city of Gurgaon, the largest hub of India’s call centers. Gurgaon is shown as an important urban variation that bears marks of the global age. It takes the functional logic of a modern city so far that it stops bearing resemblance to it. If global...
Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
... This chapter introduces the main concerns and arguments of the book. It situates the objectives of the book in several theoretical areas that span cultural and linguistic anthropology, critical theory, and critical ethnic studies. It defines and situates the concept of “assemblage” in studies...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
..., maintenance, grain, caliber, bearing, and so forth. The second half of the chapter examines the ongoing relevance of Schaeffer’s ideas for the analysis of sound, including the many reasons why sound is difficult to treat like an object: the propensity of certain sonic characteristics to stand out...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374312-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7431-2
... This essay interrogates the issue of social justice based on a critical analysis of the categorization debate in Andhra Pradesh, a south Indian state. The Madigas, one of the scheduled castes, demanded the subdivision of the unified quota of 15 percent reservations for scheduled castes...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... subject, and in the objects of jokes in the United States. It uses this analysis to discuss why minstrelsy is still practiced today, and why in a supposedly postracial era in the United States the donning of blackface, both professionally and by amateurs, has actually increased. The resurgence...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... is, the less satisfaction is gained from it and the less likely it is to correspond to an expert cost-to-benefit analysis. This can only mean that modes of intuition operate on the infra-individual level to clinch or orient decision. These have a positive power adapted to the situation and are not simply...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... recognizability as a human activity (performance), object (inscription), and sensibility (mode of listening) can work to elevate its conceptual status above scrutiny. This entry highlights how music has been naturalized in three principal ways: as science, as art, and as performance. In relation to sound studies...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 12 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375203-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7520-3
.../destruction are also one of the things that the melancholic enacts in relation to the objects she or he loves. The chapter closes with a discussion of two examples where this analysis could expand feminist thinking: Judith Butler’s response to being verbally attacked, and feminist/critical commentary...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... and, thereby, participated in the construction of India as an archive of affect and temporality. Additionally, an analysis of these stores suggests identity and community formation as multiplex and heterogenous; furthermore, India represents only one of many modalities for the formation of subjectivity...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... Chapter 4 undertakes a queer-feminist analysis of the contemporary Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s videos about intimacy and exchange with the dead. From 1997 until the mid-2000s this artist returned repeatedly to a hospital morgue to perform with corpses in different scenes...