Download PDF by Bjørn Thomassen: Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between

By Bjørn Thomassen

This ebook offers the background and family tree of an more and more vital topic: liminality. Coming to the fore lately in social and political concept and increasing past is unique use as built inside of anthropology, liminality has come to indicate areas and moments during which the taken-for-granted order of the realm ceases to exist and novel types emerge, usually in unpredictable methods. Liminality and the trendy bargains a entire creation to this idea, discussing its improvement and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for pondering swap by way of liminality. utilizing this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of ’non-spaces’, the research of significant historic classes and the learn of political revolution, the e-book additionally explores its attainable makes use of in social technology examine and its implications for our realizing of the uncertainty and contingency of the liquid constructions of recent society. laying off new mild on an idea crucial to social proposal, in addition to its capability for pushing social and political concept in new instructions, this booklet can be of curiosity to students around the social sciences and philosophy operating in fields reminiscent of social, political and anthropological concept, cultural reports, social and cultural geography, and ancient anthropology and sociology.

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