Theory as practice: for a politics of social theory, or how to get out of the theory zoo

Categories: Outflanking Platitudes, Social Theory

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  1. In the contemporary world social theory plays the part that philosophy and religion once did. Theories make things happen; they make connections that were not there; they are becomings.

    We should acknowledge that theory has a life of its own, it has agency, independent of humans. That idea may be scary but it also allows us to step back and ask ‘what can a theory do?’

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