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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Thomas S.J.
dc.identifier.citationSmith , T S J 2015 , ' Anarchism and non-representational theory in the social sciences ' E-International Relations . < >en
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dc.description.abstractMy hope in this article is to demonstrate some ways in which anarchism is relevant for social science, specifically in a post-representational environment. To do this, I explore some of the productive links between the stance of anarchism and recent work in non-representational theorising in the social sciences (Ingold, 2015; Dewsbury, 2010; Thrift, 2008). By doing so, I do not suggest that non-representational theory has to be anarchist. Rather, I argue that it lends itself strongly to a reconsideration, even a revalorization, of anarchism in the social sciences. Finally, to illustrate this link I will turn in the last section to the sociologist Andrew Pickering (2010) for his thought-provoking exposition of performative, non-representational approaches as a sustainable and viable alternative social ontology.
dc.publisherE-International Relations
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dc.rights© 2015 The author. This is an Open Access article, published under a CC BY-NC Creative Commons licence.en
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.titleAnarchism and non-representational theory in the social sciencesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten

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