This article sets forth a tentative genealogy of postcritique and in particular of how some of Bruno Latour’s insights on epistemology and the methodology of social sciences have paved the way for a postcritical approach to the study of the social. To this end, I centre on two major breaks with critical paradigms. First, the rejection of an understanding of knowledge as a self-referential system of classification. Second, the dismissal of the idea that social action always occurs within a broader context. Based on the refusal of these two tenets, the article goes on to illustrate an understanding of theory that I call “ethnography of contingence”, one that is meant to account for the way actors assemble the social. The article concludes by commenting on the political edge of this approach. I advocate a conception of postcritique as an invitation to get closer to things to make sense of the movements by which actors piece together, maintain and innovate their own contexts.
Etnografia della contingenza: postcritica come ricerca delle connessioni / Croce, Mariano. - In: POLITICA & SOCIETÀ. - ISSN 2240-7901. - STAMPA. - 1:2017(2017), pp. 83-106.
|Titolo:||Etnografia della contingenza: postcritica come ricerca delle connessioni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Citazione:||Etnografia della contingenza: postcritica come ricerca delle connessioni / Croce, Mariano. - In: POLITICA & SOCIETÀ. - ISSN 2240-7901. - STAMPA. - 1:2017(2017), pp. 83-106.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|