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This book is the second volume of texts curated specifically for The Funambulist since 2011. The editorial line of this second series of twenty-six essays is dedicated to philosophical and political questions about bodies. This choice is informed by Léopold Lambert’s own interest in the (often violent) relation between the designed environment and bodies. Corporeal politics do not exist in a void of objects, buildings and cities; on the contrary, they operate through the continuous material encounters between living and non-living bodies. Several texts proposed in this volume examine various forms of corporeal violence (racism, gender-based violence, etc.). This examination, however, can only exist in the integration of the designed environment’s conditioning of this violence. As Mimi Thi Nguyen argues in the conclusion of this book’s first chapter, “the process of attending to the body — unhooded, unveiled, unclothed — cannot be the solution to racism, because that body is always already an abstraction, an effect of law and its violence.” Although the readers won’t find indications about the disciplinary background of the contributors — the “witty” self-descriptions at the end of the book being preferred to academic resumés — the content of the texts will certainly attest to the broad imaginaries at work throughout this volume. Dialogues between dancers and geographers, between artists and biohackers, between architects and philosophers, and so forth, provide the richness of this volume through difference rather than similarity. The Funambulist Papers are published by the CTM Documents Initiative imprint, Center for Transformative Media, Parsons School of Design, The New School. CTM is a transdisciplinary media research initiative bridging design and the social sciences, and dedicated to the exploration of the transformative potential of emerging technologies upon the foundational practices of everyday life across a range of settings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction: Corporeal Politics
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Profiling Surfaces
  2. pp. 8-13
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  1. Caught in the Cloud: The Biopolitics of Teargas Warfare
  2. pp. 14-23
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  1. Bodies on the Line: Somatic Risk and Psychogeographies in Urban Exploration and Palestinian 'Infiltration'
  2. pp. 24-30
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  1. Palestine Made Flesh
  2. pp. 31-35
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  1. Corpographies: Making Sense of Modern War
  2. pp. 36-45
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  1. Chamayou's Manhunts: From Territory to Space?
  2. pp. 46-53
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  1. Nazi Architecture as Affective Weapon
  2. pp. 54-63
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  1. Bodies at Scene: Architecture as Friction
  2. pp. 64-70
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  1. Racialized Geographies and the Fear of Ships
  2. pp. 71-76
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  1. Urban Space and the Production of Gender in Modern Iran
  2. pp. 77-85
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  1. Norm, Measure of All Things
  2. pp. 86-97
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  1. Patterns of Life: A Very Short History of Schematic Bodies
  2. pp. 98-116
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  1. Bee Workers and the Expanding Edges of Capitalism
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. What is the Problem?
  2. pp. 127-133
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  1. Of Associated Milieus
  2. pp. 134-141
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  1. ~~Fjord~~ and //Desert// Bodies ~~Leaking~~ and //Contained// Bodies
  2. pp. 142-147
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  1. Dress Becomes Body: Fashioning the Force of Form
  2. pp. 148-172
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  1. A Sensing Body - A Networked Mind
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Dream of Flying - Flying Bodies
  2. pp. 177-183
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  1. The Act of Waiting
  2. pp. 184-190
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  1. Bodies in Sympathy for Just One Night
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  1. Framing the Weird Body in Contemporary European Cinema
  2. pp. 198-203
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  1. Building Body: Two Brief Treatments on Landing Site Theory
  2. pp. 204-211
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  1. A.V. (Anthropocosmogonic Vastupurushamanism)
  2. pp. 212-223
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  1. Ghost in the Shell-Game: On the Mètic Mode of Existence, Inception and Innocence
  2. pp. 224-235
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  1. Portfolio: Body Weight
  2. pp. 236-240
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  1. Appendix: Contributors
  2. pp. 241-245
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780692423240
MARC Record
OCLC
1181773974
Pages
246
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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