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By Erin Manning

Political philosophy has lengthy been sure through conventional considering the physique and the senses. via an engagement with the state-centered vocabulary of this self-discipline, Politics of Touch explores the ways that sensing our bodies continuously run up opposed to present political constructions. during this groundbreaking paintings, Erin Manning reconsiders how new politics can come up that problem the nationwide physique politic.

In Politics of Touch, Manning develops a brand new method to conceive the function of the senses, and of contact particularly. Exploring strategies of violence, gender, sexuality, defense, democracy, and identification, she lines the ways that contact informs and reforms the physique. in particular contemplating tango-a tactile, rhythmic, and improvisational dance- she foregrounds move because the sensing body's intervention into the political. With a clean imaginative and prescient and an unique theoretical foundation, Manning indicates the ontogenetic capability of the physique, and in doing so, redefines our figuring out of the experience of contact in philosophical and political phrases.  

Erin Manning is assistant professor of good arts at Concordia college and the writer of Ephemeral Territories (Minnesota, 2003).

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