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The Certeau Reader (Blackwell Readers)by Peter Ed. Ward
Synopses & Reviews
This volume brings together, for the first time, a variety of texts from Certeau's book and journal publications which have proved important in the various disciplines where Certeau has had an influence.
For the first time, a reader brings together a comprehensive selection of key texts by Michel de Certeau. The selection reflects the impressive breadth of the French theorist's work, which ranges from history, anthropology, and philosophy to semiotics, sociology, and psychology.
An introduction by editor Graham Ward outlines de Certeau's biography and places his work within the cultural context of his time, in terms of both French Catholicism and contemporary intellectual debates. It examines the major preoccupations of the philosopher's writings — the other, spatiality, colonialism in its various forms, the body, and the relationship between discourse and oppression — and locates them within the overall development of his thinking. Finally, Ward comments on the current rediscovery of de Certeau and its ramifications for Western thought.
This reader brings together an authoritative selection of key Certeau texts. The selection reflects the breadth of Certeau's work which ranges from history, anthropology and philosophy through to semiotics, sociology and psychology.
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"This excellent new reader is divided into five sections touching on different aspects of Certeau's work and his engagement with issues regarding the Other, spatiality, colonialism, the body, oppression, and others." The Front Table
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction. (Graham Ward).
Part I Other Times: Historiography.
1 Introduction: Michael de Certeau on Histography.
2 Writings and Histories.
3 History: Science and Fiction.
Part II Other Cities: Cultural Politics.
4 Introduction. (Tom Conley).
5 A Symbolic Revolution.
6 The Social Architecture of Knowledge.
7 The Indian Long March.
Part III Other People: Ethnorgraphy and Social Practice.
8 Introduction. (Ian Buchannan).
9. Walking in the City.
10. Believing and Making People Believe.
11. Ethno-Graphy, Speech, or the space of the Other. (Jean de Lery).
Part IV Other Languages: Speech and Writing.
12. Introduction. (Jeremy Ahearne).
13. The Scriptural Economy.
14. The World of the Vowel.
15. Mystic Speech.
Part V Other Beliefs: Theology.
16. Introduction: Michel de Certeau, Theologst. (Frederick Bauerschmidt).
17. The Weakness of Believing. From the Body to Writing a Christian Transit.
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