B. Anderson's research while affiliated with Durham University and other places

Publications (3)

Book
Emerging over the past ten years from a set of post-structuralist theoretical lineages, non-representational theories are having a major impact within Human Geography. Non-representational theorisation and research has opened up new sets of problematics around the body, practice and performativity and inspired new ways of doing and writing human ge...

Citations

... Therefore, he argues, the idea that you could understand habitus through reference to fixed and seemingly immutable social categories (e.g. class), or other organizing principles (Shatzki, 1996) 'doesn't make any sense' (Thrift et al., 2010). This approach highlights how habit-forming practices are susceptible to instabilities and disorganization through the dispositions of humans and nonhumans responding to dynamic temporal-spatial materialities. ...
... Anderson 2014). Calls to decenter the human subject dominate much of today's disciplinary agenda and draw their strength from renewed attention to objects, nonhumans, and all kinds of other morethan-human actors (for an overview, see also B. Anderson and Harrison 2010;K. Anderson 2014;Ash and Simpson 2016;Simpson 2017;Kinkaid 2021). ...
... Conversely, the emphasis that Jeffrey and Dyson place on collective action and social agency, as opposed to "individual self-transformations" -the key way in which they distinguish their approach from wider work on prefigurative politics -may limit their engagement with psychology/neuroscience work on futures that is methodologically attuned to human individuals' cognition or imagination. Moreover, in considering the "affective atmospheres" of prefigurative politics, Jeffrey and Dyson venture into the conceptual realm of more-than-human and non-representational futures which is profoundly suspicious of the (cognitive) psychological subject (Pile, 2010;Thrift et al., 2010). ...