By Erin Manning
In Politics of Touch, Manning develops a brand new strategy to conceive the position of the senses, and of contact particularly. Exploring suggestions of violence, gender, sexuality, protection, democracy, and identification, she lines the ways that contact informs and reforms the physique. in particular contemplating tango-a tactile, rhythmic, and improvisational dance- she foregrounds move because the sensing body's intervention into the political. With a clean imaginative and prescient and an unique theoretical foundation, Manning exhibits the ontogenetic power of the physique, and in doing so, redefines our figuring out of the experience of contact in philosophical and political phrases.
Erin Manning is assistant professor of excellent arts at Concordia college and the writer of Ephemeral Territories (Minnesota, 2003).