The Minor Gesture

The Minor Gesture In this wide ranging and probing book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture The minor gesture although it may pass almost unper

  • Title: The Minor Gesture
  • Author: Erin Manning
  • ISBN: 9780822361213
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this wide ranging and probing book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture The minor gesture, although it may pass almost unperceived, transforms the field of relations More than a chance variation, less than a volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and political actiIn this wide ranging and probing book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture The minor gesture, although it may pass almost unperceived, transforms the field of relations More than a chance variation, less than a volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and political action To embrace the minor gesture s power to fashion relations, its capacity to open new modes of experience and manners of expression, is to challenge the ways in which the neurotypical image of the human devalues alternative ways of being moved by and moving through the world in particular what Manning terms autistic perception Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari s schizoanalysis and Whitehead s speculative pragmatism, Manning s far reaching analyses range from fashion to depression to the writings of autistics, in each case affirming the neurodiversity of the minor and the alternative politics it gestures toward.

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