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By Michael R. Glass, Reuben Rose-Redwood

Theories of performativity have garnered substantial cognizance in the social sciences and arts over the last 20 years. even as, there has additionally been a starting to be acceptance that the social creation of house is key to assertions of political authority and the practices of daily life. even if, relatively little scholarship has explored the total implications that come up from the confluence of those streams of social and political inspiration. this is often the 1st book-length, edited assortment committed explicitly to showcasing geographical scholarship at the spatial politics of performativity. It bargains a well timed intervention in the box of serious human geography by way of exploring the performativity of political areas and the spatiality of performative politics. via a chain of geographical case reviews, the individuals to this quantity contemplate the ways that a performative notion of the "political" may possibly reshape our knowing of sovereignty, political subjectification, and the construction of social area. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the e-book of Judith Butler’s vintage, Bodies That Matter (1993), this edited quantity brings jointly quite a number modern geographical works that draw fascinating new connections among performativity, area, and politics.

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Lost for words, speechless, how do I convey the notion that saying is a form of doing? That representation is an embodied practice which doesn’t simply describe an object in the world but produces a conceptual field within which the world comes to appear as a collection of “objects”? Representations are performative—they are interventions, doings, happenings, events, embodied forms of conduct, all of which may have effects beyond the meaning of what is said, yet none of which is guaranteed from the outset.

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