Andrea Mubi Brighenti

Andrea Mubi Brighenti
Università degli Studi di Trento | UNITN · Department of Sociology and Social Research

Trl (Territoriologist)
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Introduction
Research Focus | Space & Society . . . + . . . More Info | http://www.capacitedaffect.net/
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January 2012 - present
Università degli Studi di Trento
Position
  • Professor
January 2006 - present
Università degli Studi di Trento
Position
  • Territoriologist, Trajectologist, Quantum Affectologist
Education
September 2001 - January 2005
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Sociology of Law

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Issues of measure and measurement, and their relation to value and values, are of concern in several major threads in contemporary social theory and social research. In this article, the notion of ‘measure–value environments’ is introduced as a theoretical lens through which the life of measures can be better understood. A number of points are made...
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In the context of a social-theoretical take on the link between social life and visibility, this paper invites to shift the focus from visibility phenomena to “the visible”. A theory of visibility, it is submitted, must be constructed as a theory of the medium. In opposition to visibility as a set of formal relations, what the visible brings to the...
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In Animated Lands Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Mattias Kärrholm focus on territory as a living phenomenon—and territoriality as an active and constantly reshaping force. They explore the complexity of territorial production through a series of parallel investigations into fundamental territorial themes, such as rhythm, synchronization, melody, morphog...
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The urban phenomena Goffman addressed in his work have changed significantly over the past decades. From urban sprawl to new media technologies, from multi-scalar networks of urban governance to postcolonial approaches to the urban, public space has been deeply reconfigured. In this paper, we consider two possible strategies to further a Goffman-in...
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https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/elias-canetti-and-social-theory-9781350344419/ * Elias Canetti is a key thinker in the trend towards the renewal of social theory for the 21st century. He is increasingly being recognised in the social and political sciences for the seminal text, Crowds and Power (1960). While this work can sometimes be criticised for...
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This volume gathers together ten original essays on the contemporary politics of visibility. Contributions are interdisciplinary and address an array of topical areas in the newly emerging modes of governance, ranging from urban public space to the media and the new media in contemporary society. More at: https://www.intellectbooks.com/the-new-pol...
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This volume gathers together ten original essays on the contemporary politics of visibility. Contributions are interdisciplinary and address an array of topical areas in the newly emerging modes of governance, ranging from urban public space to the media and the new media in contemporary society.
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ot only does visibility matter to politics, but it is increasingly becoming an intrinsic constituent element and a crucial asset to it. Accordingly, the challenge to the social science becomes that of understanding how the new institutional, urban and technological settings are reshaping the organisation of visible. This book brings together a tea...
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Goffman’s work remains pivotal today for all scholars interested in the study of public order as well as publicness more generally. Both the analytical categories Goffman introduced, and the fine-grained sensitivity towards capturing the apparently most ephemeral facets of social interaction, constitute praiseworthy and long-lasting aspects of his...
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In this short commentary, I discuss Olof Hallonsten's argument against science evaluation. My invitation is to place the discussion in a wider frame that takes into account the many challenges scientists and scientific institutions face today. I argue in favor of a 'start from the middle' approach that gives emphasis to the inner principle of valor...
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La pensée de Paul Virilio inclut les notions de vitesse, de logistique, d'horizon négatif, de disparition, d'accident, d'implosion, d'aveuglement et de catastrophe.
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We develop the perspective of crystallization as a way to shed a light on the morphogenesis and stabilization of urban territories. We start by describing crystallization as a consolidation of a visible and singular order that establishes certain privileged directions of growth and breaks spatial and temporal symmetries. We then illuminate how crys...
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The focus on urban animals is not to be treated as just another specialisation in urban ecology or biology, rather, as a perspective from where the field of urban studies at large, and the domain of social science more generally, can be re-thought in the novel and challenging ways.
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In this piece, we introduce the notion of ‘atmoculture’ as a conceptual tool to analyse the new forms of mobility supported and enacted by digital algorithms. In historical perspective, we analyse how modernity has created a movement-space where the problem of finding one's way through an increasingly ‘displaced’ urban space first emerged, with not...
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This paper analyses vertical vision by tracing its possible genealogy and exploring the forms it takes in the contemporary city. In the first section, vertical vision is situated in the context of its cosmographic tenets. In the second section, the critique of verticality is complemented by a topological approach where vertical vision can be seen f...
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This introduction to the special issue of Contemporary Social Science: 'Urban Animals – Shifting Ecologies of Proximities', argues that the focus on urban animals is not to be treated as just another specialisation in urban ecology or biology, rather, as a perspective from where the field of urban studies at large, and the domain of social science...
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This book proposes a historical-conceptual journey into the cluttered social formations that have remained outside of mainstream sociology. In particular, it reviews urban crowds, mediated publics, global masses, population, the sovereign people and the multitude and addresses the question: ‘What is the building block of the social?’.
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In this piece, we introduce the notion of ‘atmoculture’ as a conceptual tool to analyse the new forms of mobility supported and enacted by digital algorithms. In historical perspective, we analyse how modernity has created a movement-space where the problem of finding one’s way through an increasingly ‘displaced’ urban space first popped up, with n...
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An analysis of the city through its crystallising processes is here proposed. Because crystallisation involves phase transition, a review of the latter, as well of the notion of phase in its relation to order, is first submitted. Then the question is posed: Can we suggest that cities have phases? What would it imply to study cities as “phased being...
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We consider the revival of comparison in the social science and the eèistemological puzzles connected to it. We provide a framework for an edited SI, where 4 original research papers and 6 commentaries are included.
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We consider the revival of comparison in the social science and the eèistemological puzzles connected to it. We provide a framework for an edited SI, where 4 original research papers and 6 commentaries are included.
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This piece sets out an exploration of the relations between the city, the body and the face, seeking to understand in particular how the city and the face could be articulated with reference to an image of the body. It is suggested that the face and the city entertain a kind of privileged affinity. Just as the face unsettles the head and the bodily...
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In modern science, we usually associate value with a numerical determination – such as, for instance, the value of the Planck constant. However, once we examine value as a co-original facet of measure, we are led to distinguish – with Spinoza – what we could call the natura naturans of measure from what we understand by measurement as its natura na...
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In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. It is estimated that in the last decade almost 40,000 kilometres of walls and fences have been built in 65 major projects. Observers regularly voice worries about the current worldwide proliferation of walls. By and large, it is assumed that their presence f...
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This article focuses on one relatively under-researched notion in Gramsci’s cultural theory, namely the notion of civil society. Civil society is a direct expression of hegemony, which Gramsci famously theorised as a pattern of established power relations among social groups in a given historical political situation. In Gramsci’s view, hegemony is...
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The image of the city as a stressful place is an evergreen topic. In this article we review the imagination of urban stress, starting from Simmel’s classic thesis that the modern city is an unavoidably psychic-stimulating environment potentially leading to stimuli overload. City dwellers are then supposed to counter stimuli overload with a series o...
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In the context of the revived interest towards imitative, contagious and, more generally, diffusive social phenomena, this chapter focuses on the notion of reaction. The chapter traces how the late-nineteenth-century debate on crowds brought the notion of responsibility to the foreground in the preoccupations of observers such as psychologists, phy...
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For Fernand Deligny, it’s important to reject a series of labels that could be prima facie applied to him: psychiatrist, educator, political activist. In fact, he regards himself and his ‘attempts’ as neither a question of treating patients, nor as one of educating youngsters – nor even one of criticising the status quo of psychiatric institutions...
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In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is never straightforward. This collection invites inq...
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In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is never straightforward. This collection invites inq...
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The recent, rich scholarship on rhythms, following in the wake of Lefebvre’s book Éléments de rythmanalyse (1992), proves that rhythmanalysis is an important sensitising notion and research technique. Despite its increasing recognition, however, rhythmanalysis has not yet become a proper science as its proponents had hoped. In this article, we argu...
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In the context of the focus in this section of the book on the writing (but also representations and reading) of graffiti and street art, it may be interesting to notice how, in the mid 2010s, a slight yet perceptible tendency to disaffiliate from the label of ‘street art’ has appeared. This positioning manoeuvre has been made more or less subtly a...
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p>During recent decades, consumption-oriented spaces of comfort and hospitality have proliferated - including, for instance, lounge shopping malls, food court plazas, spas, entertainment retail, visitor centres, and the development of ever larger pedestrian precincts. In this article we explore shopping malls as capitalist domes in Sloterdijk's sen...
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The vegetative stratum is a layer of existence that is inherent not only in plants. Here, I propose to look at how vegetative life – or, the vegetative mode of existence – affects cities. The vegetative mode of existence is not focused on activities, routines, achievements. Here appears a city that is not industrial or industrious. When the industr...
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This article explores the issue of morphogenesis and metamorphosis in socio-spatial formations. The specific key is what we propose to call the ‘animistic moment’ in form-taking processes. We believe that a conceptualisation of animistic moments might help us to focus better not simply on the coming about of new forms, but also on the power forms a...
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Domesticity is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon. In this piece, we approach it from the point of view of a general theory of territories. To do so, we attempt to tackle simultaneously the ecological and spiritual dimensions of home by attending the expressive dimension of domesticity. We emphasize that the expressiveness of home inherently includ...
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Over the last couple of decades, urban sports have been studied – as well as, in many cases, celebrated – as critical forms of using urban space. Urban climbing, a practice also known as “street bouldering,” “buildering,” “structuring,” and “stegophilia,” has been much explored in this vein. While we acknowledge the importance of bringing to light...
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This interview with Elijah Anderson has been recorded in Trento (Italy) on July 8, 2016; it has been conducted in an informal setting by Chiara Bassetti and Andrea Mubi Brighenti for Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa. The interview deals with Anderson's approach to ethnography and fieldwork, his research achievements and current projects, as well as...
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This interview with Elijah Anderson has been recorded in Trento (Italy) on July 8, 2016; it has been conducted in an informal setting by Chiara Bassetti and Andrea Mubi Brighenti for Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa. The interview deals with Anderson's approach to ethnography and fieldwork, his research achievements and current projects, as well as...
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In this paper, we seek to show how the notion of technophysics can be applied to better understand the experience of contemporary urbanism. We argue that technophysics exists in dynamic relation to what we term an atmoculture of urban space, whereby the technological and the cultural meet on a deeply affective-atmospheric terrain.
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In recent years, the issue of “the common” (in its various facets of “the common world”, “the common heritage”, “the commons”, “the creative commons” etc.) is being increasingly explored by social theorists. In some versions, the common is explicitly opposed to the public, and a shift from the public to the common is advocated. In this text, I argu...
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Territoriality has primarily been seen as a spatial rather than temporal phenomenon. In this paper, we want to investigate how time functions in territorialising processes. In particular, we are attracted by the multi-temporality that is co-present in each process of territorialisation (i.e. processes in which time and space are used as means of me...
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Camouflage is usually understood as a type of deceitful communication strategy in the animal and human domains. In this piece, we invite scholars to consider how the phenomenon of camouflage, while certainly grounded in antagonism and selection, might exceed its strategic meaning. Using the case of undercover agents movies, we attempt to flesh out...
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The chapter reconstructs the theory of subjectivity in the work of Michel Foucault. It highlights how the question of the subject emerges progressively in Foucault’s oeuvre, as the French theorist’s preoccupations shift from normativity towards a more general problem of measure and self-measurement. The chapter enquiries into subjectivation as a se...
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This article focuses on one relatively under-researched notion in Gramsci’s cultural theory, namely the notion of civil society. Civil society is a direct expression of hegemony, which Gramsci famously theorised as a pattern of established power relations among social groups in a given historical political situation. In Gramsci’s view, hegemony is...
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Usually, camouflage is interpreted within the frame of deceitful communication. Scholars have mainly provided accounts of camouflage based on strategic-tactical sign emissions within the frame of ecological competition. The dominant key is one of antagonism and belligerence, whereby camouflage and camouflage detection are described as a ‘semiotic a...
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The search for home as a material and symbolic space is an increasingly salient social question across contemporary multiethnic cities. The boundaries between what is public, communal and domestic are increasingly contested and yet remain a crucial issue, especially for minority groups such as immigrant and ethnic communities. The domestication of...
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Questo nucleo monografico di ERQ sui conflitti urbani presenta una serie di ricerche originali svolte tra le crepe e negli interstizi della città.
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Crowds are not mere collections of people but a veritable ‘state of the social’. But, how precisely to theorize crowd states? To tackle this question, I begin by reconstructing various ways in which, particularly at the end of the 19th century, crowds have been investigated, appraised and, ça va sans dire, feared. I seek to highlight which were the...
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Territory has been traditionally imagined as almost the opposite of mobility. But, is this the only way to imagine territorial phenomena? In this piece, I argue that, by casting a new outlook on the "sedentarist paradigm," it is possible to develop a conception of territory which might be beneficial to mobility studies. Indeed, mobility studies hav...
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A recent attempt to reappraise crowds as self-organising social formations has been provided by the elaborations around the notion of multitude. But in legal and political theory, it is ‘the people’ that has been classically conceptualised as the carrier of sovereignty and self-determination. Population has emerged as its inevitable material and bi...
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Late nineteenth-century authors were not so wrong in their claim that crowds are the ‘raw matter of all civilisations’. Indeed, crowds place us before that undefined, floating, unstructured and unorganised nature that characterises our primary emotive human materials. However, contrary to what Le Bon and the other crowd theorists argued, such a flo...
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What flows between humans when they associate? Since the late eighteenth century, the ancient term mimesis has been flanked by an array of surrounding terms signifying imitation and contagion. Imitation has been sometimes conceptualised as more active than contagion, while a number of other phenomena including enthusiasm, possession, mesmerism, som...
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At the end of the nineteenth century, two famous predictions were advanced for the twentieth century: while Le Bon prophesied that the coming century would have been the age of crowds, Tarde replied that the new century would have been the age of publics. Even in retrospect, it is not easy to tell who was right, and which collective formation actua...
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While crowds were regarded by many nineteenth-century authors as exceptional, unknown creatures attacking civilization from the outside, early twentieth-century sociologists increasingly focused on the more familiar yet, for some reasons, no less uncanny figure of the mass. Whereas the perceived problem with crowds was their aggressiveness, masses...
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The reassuring image of the individual as a ‘building block! entering various social compositions does not hold. Crowd states systematically make individuals invisible. This does not mean that individuals do not matter at all. Rather, individuals are materially and emotionally composed inside a thriving ensemble with shifting and evolving boundarie...
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This book proposes a historical-conceptual journey into the cluttered social formations that have remained outside of mainstream sociology. In particular, it reviews urban crowds, mediated publics, global masses, population, the sovereign people and the multitude and addresses the question: 'What is the building block of the social?'.
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This short text aims at exploring the dimensions that constitute our territories as social enterprises, that is enterprises of coexistence. The starting point is the idea of territories that we have in order to answer to specific problems related to the social coexistence itself. The text explains the type of problems involved and what territorial...
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Bringing together a team of international scholars with an interest in urban transformations, spatial justice and territoriality, this volume questions how the interstice is related to the emerging processes of partitioning, enclave-making and zoning, showing how in-between spaces are intimately related to larger flows, networks, territories and bo...
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Drawing on ethnographic observation of a tract of urban riverbank in the city of Trento, in northern Italy, we attempt to link phenomenological observation of social interaction in public places with larger political concerns about contemporary urban public space. While agreeing with Low et al. (Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space & Cultural Diver...
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Gabriel Tarde is a society. The Social after Gabriel Tarde is a perfect illustration that Tarde’s maxim ‘‘everything is a society’’ nicely applies to its author in the first place. Indeed, this edited book contains a wealth of insights into contemporary social science—in particular anthropology and sociology—that draw from the thought of the eclect...
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The paper aims to contribute to the study of new media technologies in urban environments. It unfolds at two levels, epistemological and substantive. First, it discusses the issue of the conceptual tools that we can deploy to understand new media, arguing in favour of notions and methods that enable research to capture the double nature, socio-tech...
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Se cominciamo a considerare pubblico e comune come proprietà emergenti degli incontri sociali e delle loro territorializzazioni, possiamo cominciare a sviluppare degli strumenti per immaginare il problema della loro articolazione e composizione. Mentre possiamo riconoscere, con Thévenot, che esistono diverse grammatiche per comunicare e comporre le...
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The article discusses the status and role of politics — in its various facets — in the pragmatic sociology of critique. We focus on a number of different dimensions of politics — politics-as-justification, politics-as-distribution, politics-as-constitution, and politics-as-defiance — that can said to be of importance for a pragmatic sociology of cr...
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The attempt by Arnason and Roberts to interpret Canetti's work in the context of social theory is taken here as the point of departure to investigate Canetti's view on the phenomenon of resistance. Resistance is explored in the context of Canetti's reflection on power and transformation. Further, it is argued that through his substantive concern fo...
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Resistance is often understood as a practice that stands against change. The main characteristics of resistance are consequently identified in refusal and rejection. Even when it is acknowledged that change is in fact imposed change – so that resistance is actually resistance against imposition – the implicit premise is that resistance is centred u...
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A discussion of the works of Tarde, Canetti, and Deleuze reveals some common insights into a social epistemology that rejects both methodological individualism and methodological holism. In this respect, the debate on crowds in the last quarter of the nineteenth century is particularly interesting because it is the historical context within which t...
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/ The article addresses the relationships between new media and public urban environments. It advances an anti-reductionist argument, which seeks to understand the material and the immaterial as two irreducible yet intertwined layers or levels of the social sphere. In order to do so, the notion of prolongation is proposed. This notion, together wit...
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In this paper an attempt is made to analyse the complex relationship between law, territory and movement. Beginning with a quick overview of the notion of property, the paper suggests that this legal notion represents a way of imagining the practice of inhabiting the planet. Dwelling and travelling are explored as two alternative and complementary...
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The article is based on an ethnographic observation of a crew of graffiti writers in the northeast of Italy. Extending some considerations emerging from the case study, the article advances a reflection on the territorial dimension of graffiti writing in urban environments and the relationship between walls, social relationships and the public doma...
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What is social visibility? How does it affect people and public issues? How are visibility regimes created, organized and contested? Tackling both social theory and social research, the book is an exploration into how intervisibilities produce crucial sociotechnical and biopolitical effects.
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The development of territorology requires the overcoming of the dichotomy between determinist and constructivist approaches, in order to advance towards a general science of territory and territorial phenomena. Insights for this task can come from at least four main threads of research: biology, zooethology and human ethology; human ecology, social...
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This essay attempts to elaborate a notion of ‘public domain’ in order to capture the elusive features of ‘public-ness’. Its leading question can thus be put as follows: ‘what is specifically public in public situations and public spaces? What is the specific dynamic that contradistinguishes the public?’ A series of empirical cases taken from differ...
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Besides traditional mass media, ‘new’ media, too, give rise to specific visibility regimes, which are different from the diagram of the broadcast analysed in Chapter 3. Of course the category of ‘new media’ is always historically relative, given that every medium functions through re-mediation of former media, so that what seems to be most immediat...
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This chapter considers three major areas of theorisation and research on the ‘public’ which are essential to us in terms of their relationship with visibility. First of all, visibility is one of the key aspects political philosophers have traditionally associated with the public sphere. Suffice it to say that Habermas’ (1989[1962]) original term fo...
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In Chapters 1 and 2 we observed that visibility cannot be reduced to its visual dimension but must be conceptualised within the framework of a wider ecology of attentions. Communication media further illuminate this fact. In this chapter, we will focus on media visibilities as a fundamental component of contemporary social-technological complexes....
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The management of visibilities lies at the core of all forms of social control, whether formal or informal. More precisely, as we will come to see, control consists of a purposeful and contextual asymmetrisation and hierarchisation of visibilities. In Chapter 2, we described recognition and control as two opposite poles of visibility. From this per...
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From Chapter 3 onwards, we analysed a series of situations in which visibility assumes a more or less direct political significance. In this final chapter, an invitation is made to social and political theory to engage visibility more thoroughly. This invitation calls for the consideration of a larger historical horizon. A historical parallel can b...
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In the previous chapter we observed the curious zone of convergence according to which, on the one hand, neurophysiological cognitive research is discovering and increasingly recognising the relevance of the social (traditionally conceived) and emotional aspects of seeing, while on the other fashionable social theories like ANT tell us that we shou...
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Looking at someone who looks back at you is, in a sense, the beginning of all society. But, what if what you think is the face of a fellow human being looking back in fact turns out to be just a full-sized photograph on an advertising billboard in the street, or the head of a mannequin in a shop window? More radically, what if the ‘look’ that is th...
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This chapter extends the analysis of the interplay between visibility and publicity delving into the city as a site of intersecting visibilities, motilities and stratifications. Urban studies literature is immense; in this instance, I choose as interlocutors Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift and their recent call to ‘reimagine’ the urban dimension. Inspire...
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By and large, academic and non-academic discourses make two important assumptions about the nature of resistance. The first is that resistance is an act against something: against command, against exploitation, against imperialism, against power and so on. The second assumption, which is related to the former yet not equivalent to it, is that resis...
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In this article I review a series of artworks, artistic performances and installations that deal with the topic of surveillance. My aim is twofold. On the one hand, I want to look comparatively at how different artists interrogate, question, quote, or critise surveillance society. On the other hand, I take these artistic actions as themselves sympt...
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In Plato’s Timaeus, the Demiurge is referred to as he who has initially ‘fashioned and shaped’ the world. In doing so, the Demiurge is guided by the most benign intentions: he wants to build a world that is as good as possible. But, in spite of those best aims, the world remains imperfect because of the intrinsic flaws of brute matter (hyle). In th...
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Whereas revolution has been often viewed as contrary to organization, it in fact requires the overcoming of a present organization in the promise of achieving another superior organization. The revolutionaries of every age have always harboured a dream of organization. In an attempt to achieve better understanding of the relationship between organi...
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The paper explores visibility as a category to describe certain characteristics of the social that can be observed by ethnographers. The field of visibility spans the most immediate interactions that take place in a situated context and mediated social relations. Visibility offers a useful comparative tool to research because very different practic...
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Enzo Rutigliano’s The Language of the Masses represents a very interesting and valuable contribution to the reconstruction of the troubled relationship between Elias Canetti and the discipline of sociology. Rutigliano consistently makes the case that the ‘unsettling masterpiece’ known as Crowds and Power should rank as a classic for the social scie...

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Hi, I'm working on a social theory of clumsy and clumsiness. I have the sense it is an unrrated phenomenon of some importance in social life.
I look forward to clues, references & more. Thank you!
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I am interested in recent discussions and reprises of animism in social theory. What is the latest anthropological knowledge of animism? How can it foster a renewal of social theory? Etc.
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I'm looking into recent research on urban waters & waterways etc. especially as approached through psychogeographical, deepmapping & territoriological sensitivity. Thank you for your help! a
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Hi, I indeed found the classic urbanist movie by WH Whyte (highly recommended, if you haven't seen it!) on a Japanese streaming platform, but it's rather cumbersome with all the substitles and messages, etc. So I was wondering if anybody knows about a clean version available somewhere. Thank you very much!
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Proust attended Tarde's inaugural lecture at the École libre des sciences politiques in 1896, and took some notes about it (now published in Proust's Essais [Gallimard, 2022]). I'm looking for any additional information about the Proust<>Tarde connection, both anecdotal and theoretical? Thank you!! a
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Among the rich anthropological and ecological literaure on nomadism, I was wondering if there's any evolutionary approach to this phenomenon. To make the point clearer, what do we know about how nomadism evolves without necessarily turning into settledness?

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We seek to understand the urban atmospheres of the present and the cultural orientations they originate.
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This thread of research is dedicated to develop the notion of 'the visible' and the study of visibility and intervisibility phenomena in social life.