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A sense of loss? Unsettled attachments in the current conjuncture

Clarke, John (2019). A sense of loss? Unsettled attachments in the current conjuncture. New Formations, 96-97 pp. 132–146.

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Abstract

In what ways does conjunctural analysis help us to think better about the present? In this article, I will suggest that this way of thinking (Stuart Hall’s demanding gift to cultural studies) offers us three things of value for dealing with a turbulent and troubling present:

• A configuration of time-space: not just the conventional here and now, but spatial relations and entangled temporalities;
• Attention to heterogeneous social forces and their political alignments;
• The principle of articulation, rather than the analysis of singularities.

A conjunctural analysis helps to illuminate the present and I suggest that it might be approached in terms of the framing effects of different formations, different temporalities and the different ‘senses of loss’ that were articulated in the politics of Brexit.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Lawrence and Wishart
ISSN: 0950-2378
Keywords: conjuncture; articulation; loss; social forces; condensation; overdetermination
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 67451
Depositing User: John Clarke
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 13:41
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 10:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67451
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