This volume brings together, for the first time, a variety of texts from Certeau's book and journal publications which have proved important in the various disciplines where Certeau has had an influence.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction. (Graham Ward).
Part I Other Times: Historiography.
1 Introduction: Michael de Certeau on Histography.
2 Writings and Histories.
3 History: Science and Fiction.
Part II Other Cities: Cultural Politics.
4 Introduction. (Tom Conley).
5 A Symbolic Revolution.
6 The Social Architecture of Knowledge.
7 The Indian Long March.
Part III Other People: Ethnorgraphy and Social Practice.
8 Introduction. (Ian Buchannan).
9. Walking in the City.
10. Believing and Making People Believe.
11. Ethno-Graphy, Speech, or the space of the Other. (Jean deLery).
Part IV Other Languages: Speech and Writing.
12. Introduction. (Jeremy Ahearne).
13. The Scriptural Economy.
14. The World of the Vowel.
15. Mystic Speech.
Part V Other Beliefs: Theology.
16. Introduction: Michel de Certeau, Theologst. (FrederickBauerschmidt).
17. The Weakness of Believing. From the Body to Writing aChristian Transit.
What People are Saying About This
John Frow, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh
A reader in Michel de Certeau's writings is timely. The five scholars nominated to do the sections of the reader are all leading figures in Certeau studies.
Fergus Kerr, OP, Regent, Blackfriar's, Oxford
Anyone wanting to run a course on recent Roman Catholic theology or on postmodern theology should use this reader, and there is no rivalthis reader makes far more of Certeau's work available for the first time. Ward's selection is very good.