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The Certeau Reader

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This volume brings together, for the first time, a variety of texts from Certeau's book and journal publications that have proved important in the various disciplines where Certeau has had an influence. The Reader as a whole reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Certeau's work, which draws on history, historiography, psychology, politics, philosophy, semiotics, ethnography, and theology to shape a critique of cultures past and present.
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Overview

This volume brings together, for the first time, a variety of texts from Certeau's book and journal publications that have proved important in the various disciplines where Certeau has had an influence. The Reader as a whole reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Certeau's work, which draws on history, historiography, psychology, politics, philosophy, semiotics, ethnography, and theology to shape a critique of cultures past and present.
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"This excellent new reader is divided into five sections touching on different aspects of Certeau's work and his engagement with issues regarding the Other, spatiality, colonialism, the body, oppression, and others." The Front Table
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631212782
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2000
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester. He is the author of numerous articles published throughout the world on theology, critical theory and literary theory. His previous books include Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology (1995), Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory (1996), The Postmodern God (Blackwell Publishers, 1997), Radical Orthodoxy (1998) and Balthasar at the End of Modernity (1999). He is also editor of the journal Literature and Theology.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Other Times: Historiography 15
1 Introduction: Michel de Certeau on Historiography 17
2 Writings and Histories 23
3 History: Science and Fiction 37
Pt. II Other Cities: Cultural Politics 53
4 Introduction 55
5 A Symbolic Revolution 61
6 The Social Architecture of Knowledge 69
7 The Indian Long March 88
Pt. III Other People: Ethnography and Social Practice 95
8 Introduction 97
9 Walking in the City 101
10 Believing and Making People Believe 119
11 Ethno-Graphy, Speech, or the Space of the Other: Jean de Lery 129
Pt. IV Other Languages: Speech and Writing 151
12 Introduction 153
13 The Scriptural Economy 158
14 The World of the Vowel 177
15 Mystic Speech 188
Pt. V Other Beliefs: Theology 207
16 Introduction: Michel de Certeau, Theologist 209
17 The Weakness of Believing, From the Body to Writing, a Christian Transit 214
Select Bibliography 244
Index 248
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