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Immanent authority and the performance of community in late nineteenth century Montmartre

Brigstocke, Julian 2013. Immanent authority and the performance of community in late nineteenth century Montmartre. Journal of Political Power 6 (1) , pp. 107-126. 10.1080/2158379X.2013.774969

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This article develops an account of the aesthetic structure of ‘immanent’, non-foundational forms of authority. It argues for the need to develop a positive account of decentralized authority as an important constitutive form of social bond. Through a genealogical reading of the cultural experiments of the artistic community of late nineteenth century Montmartre, it builds an analysis of the affective and perceptual structures of immanent authority. Authority, it argues, operates across three axes of experience: amplitude, gravity and distance. Although the artistic experiments and cultural politics of fin-de-siècle Montmartre were politically naive, they offer an illuminating lens through which to view the emerging experiential structures of authority in the twentieth century.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authority, aesthetics, power, performance, Montmartre.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2158-379X
Funders: AHRC
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:05

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