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Errant Bodies, Mobility, and Political Resistance

Authors: Blair, Gregory

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  • Opens a space for inquiry into the nature of the mobile subject in the context of contemporary mobilities
  • ​Takes an interdisciplinary approach by addressing research questions across political science, geography, place studies, mobility studies, artistic practices, cartography, and philosophy
  • Draws upon historical pre-figurations and moves from ancient Greece over modern figures to examples of the present day 
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About this book

This book explores a type of wandering referred to as “errant bodies.” This form of wandering is intentional, without specific destination, and operates as a means of resistance against hegemonic forms of power and cultural prescriptions. Beginning with an examination of the character and particulars of being an errant body, the book investigates historical errant bodies including Ancient Greek Cynics, Punks, Baudelaire, Situationists, Earhart, Kerouac, Fuller, Baudrillard, Hamish Fulton, and Keri Smith. Being an errant body means stepping to the side of dominant culture, creating a potential means of political resistance in the technologically driven twenty-first century.

About the authors

Gregory Blair is Associate Professor of Art at Northern State University, USA. He has exhibited his artwork and presented his research in locations that include Italy, Portugal, New York, New Orleans, Boston, Alaska, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Canada.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Errant Bodies

    Pages 1-11

    Blair, Gregory

  • Cynics and Punks

    Pages 13-24

    Blair, Gregory

  • Parisian Drifters: Flânerie and Dérive

    Pages 25-39

    Blair, Gregory

  • Wanderlust and the Gendering of Mobility

    Pages 41-51

    Blair, Gregory

  • Beatniks and Guerrilla Warfare

    Pages 53-62

    Blair, Gregory

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95747-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95746-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07091-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Errant Bodies, Mobility, and Political Resistance
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95747-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95747-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95746-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07091-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 106
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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