(Extra)Ordinary Presence

Social Configurations and Cultural Repertoires

Edited by Markus Gottwald, Kay Kirchmann, and Heike Paul

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(Extra)Ordinary Presence

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Pub Date: April 2017

ISBN: 9783837627213

500 Pages

Format: Paperback

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(Extra)Ordinary Presence

Social Configurations and Cultural Repertoires

Edited by Markus Gottwald, Kay Kirchmann, and Heike Paul

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Taking its cue from contemporary western debates on presence in the social sciences and the humanities, this volume focuses on "presence" both as everyday experience and as an experience of intense moments. It raises questions about diverse social configurations of presence as well as about the specific cultural repertoires which encode, articulate, and shape discourses of presence. The contributions take as a premise that phenomena of presence are connected to particular forms of knowledge. Especially tacit knowledge (pre)determines experiences of individual and collective presence and becomes tangible in moments of presence or presentification.

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Markus Gottwald is lecturer in sociology, Kay Kirchmann teaches media studies, and Heike Paul teaches American studies at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

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