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Thirdings

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/9780816685363.003.0011
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


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


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


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


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


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


Proxy

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/9780816685363.003.0032
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Meeting Place returns to the personal note, perhaps another moment in the lover’s saga of unfilled meeting. The performance of a public mimic is described. But before that another unfulfilled ... More


Hollowed Out

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/9780816685363.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The reflections on a personal experience narrated in the previous chapter are generalized. The challenge of writing about Eros is posed. Erotic desire is inherently relational (and unsatisfied); ... More


First Impressions

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/9780816685363.003.0021
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


Accompaniment

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/9780816685363.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A second traverse of the work of Arakawa and Gins brings together the findings of the book, that home is mobile (wherever you are but always somewhere, defined relationally). This definition avoids ... 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


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


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


Borderline

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/9780816685363.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The ideas in the previous chapter are amplified and a conceptual ‘meeting place’ between northern and southern notions of socialization is suggested: an understanding of communication as dialogical ... More


Aside

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/9780816685363.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The style and the organization of the book are explained. The way the book moves between different voices, brings together very different cultural materials, often traversing them more than once from ... 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


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


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


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


Save the Wall

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/9780816685363.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Translated into urban terms, the ‘erotic zone’ conjured up here is not a meeting place but a wall. The wall materializes the nature of encounter; it is where the desire of the other and the veil ... More


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