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The Assemblage and the Intellectual-as-Hero

  • Mark B. Salter

Abstract

What is the role of the engaged intellectual in assemblage theory? In addition to being a partisan for assemblage theory, against other forms of organizing and presenting knowledge, in the trench warfare of post-positivist methods, what responsibilities does a particular attentiveness to a flattened ontology imply for writers, scholars and activists? Assemblage theory poses a fundamental challenge to our current model of intellectual-as-hero precisely because of its more distributed sense of agency.

Keywords

Fundamental Challenge Public Intellectual Ivory Tower Public Philosopher Coherent Object 
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© Mark B. Salter 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark B. Salter
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  1. 1.School of Political StudiesUniversity of OttawaCanada

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