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Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Paul Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Meeting Place asks what are the conditions of sociability in a globalized world. It argues that the social sciences take communication for granted and for this reason overlook the obstacles to ... More


Thirdings

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Like Claddings (above), this chapter places the discourse of The Meeting Place in the context of other related work. The performative space constitutive of an encounter that will furnish a durable ... More


Rendezvous

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The three previous chapters constitute the introduction to The Meeting Place. Illustrating the description of the book in the previous chapter, this chapter plunges the reader into the midst of an ... More


Over and Above

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The question of the status of Giacometti’s work is raised: does an aesthetic achievement like his have any historical value? Does it have an implications for a better practice of meeting. Examples of ... More


All Change

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We go back to the figure of Eros the Demiurge (announced above in Hollowed Out). A revivified public space depends on revitalizing the gods who preside over them Pallas Athene, for example, ... More


Liaisons

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter draws together the threads of the previous chapters and places the encounter between northern (Eurocentric) and southern (Australian Indigenous and colonial) ideas of sociability in a ... More


Singing Through

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In this chapter we start to investigate the mechanics of encounter, the gestural and choreographic techniques used to mediate communication where no language exists in common. Australian ... More


X Marks the Spot

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A new theme is introduced: the question of the motivation of meeting. Historically, meeting is precipitated by the migrant, the exile, the one who comes from another place. Therefore, meeting is ... More


G/hosts

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The point has been made that ‘meeting’ is never between two people: it is always shadowed by the desire of encounter. This shadow can be the physical setting, the historical circumstance and the ... More


Enigma Variations

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A discussion of the philosophical significance of thinking dyadically, in terms of a fundamental relation across difference. (Meeting cannot be thought from one side or point of view.) ... More


In Passing

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Even in meeting places very few people meet: most pass by. In Aboriginal Australia, the choreography of non-meeting is institutionalized. There follows a discussion of a famous episodein the ... More


Pigeonholes

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Here some problems of nomenclature addressed. Implicit in our thesis the possibility of a ‘fit’ between people and place: sociability is always a social performance, a matter of timing and spacing. ... More


Erotic Zones

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The synthesis of the remarks in the previous chapter is the idea that an ‘algorithm of sociability,’ a composite movement form governing the etiquette of the in-between. But how is this desire space ... More


First Impressions

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The question of writing public space is raised: how are the historical performances that potentially reconfigure social relations written into law? How is the graphic extracted from choreography? It ... More


Within a Cooee

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

An Australian example of an erotic encounter stabilized as a discursive meeting place (or site of exchange) is given: the language notebooks of First Fleet Surgeon, William Dawes, which mainly record ... More


Dangerous

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We return to the vexed question of the role Eros plays in sociability (and democracy): without Eros there would be no drive to meet, but Eros also drives apart, fostering competition and imperial ... More


I Read Marx (I Don’t)

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Pothos is an expression of Eros, and in this chapter both deifications of desire are subjected to critical scrutiny. The platonic characterization of them is questioned and an alternative genealogy ... More


Terminal

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A discussion of virtual encounter through the web. Michael Heim’s meditation on William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer illustrates the paradox of a communication where everything is possible and ... More


Middle Ground

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A social Eros of the middle ground is proposed, whose presence is made manifest in an art of arrangement or distribution. This chapter re-traverses a number of topics covered earlier – Arrernte ... More


Blind Spot

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The role of the non-human world in the procurement of an erotically-inflected sociability is amplified. There is a discussion of the collection Giving Ground. It is suggested that the intelligent ... More


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