Political philosophy has lengthy been sure via conventional puzzling over 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 constantly run up opposed to present political buildings. 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 option to conceive the function of the senses, and of contact particularly. Exploring options of violence, gender, sexuality, safety, democracy, and id, she strains the ways that contact informs and reforms the physique. particularly contemplating tango-a tactile, rhythmic, and improvisational dance- she foregrounds circulate because the sensing body's intervention into the political. With a clean imaginative and prescient and an unique theoretical foundation, Manning exhibits the ontogenetic power of the physique, and in doing so, redefines our realizing of the feel of contact in philosophical and political phrases.
Erin Manning is assistant professor of good arts at Concordia collage and the writer of Ephemeral Territories (Minnesota, 2003).