“What is most dangerous in violence is its rationality. Of course violence itself is terrible. But the deepest root of violence and its permanence come out of the form of the rationality we use. The idea had been that if we live in the world of reason, we can get rid of violence. This is quite wrong. Between violence and rationality there is no incompatibility.”—Michel Foucault, (1996) . ‘Truth is in the future’. In Sylvère Lotringer (ed.) Foucault Live (Interviews, 1961-1984). (via foucaultscat)
"The capacity for a human to perform a role is reliant upon being part of a network of a range of human and nonhuman actors… In the current age, our dependence on the mobile phone is perhaps a reminder that what we do, and how we feel and communicate is mediated through technology, which appears increasingly embedded into how we know others and ourselves.”
Roe, E.J. (2009). Human-Nonhuman, in N. Thrift and R. Kitchin (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
"The question for British human geography is not so much one of whatever happened to social geography, but rather whether it matters that there is a shift in social geography away from a concern with the wide-scale distribution of resources and universal notions of social justice, towards a concern with the way that meanings underpin many everyday social oppressions and a concern with the everyday experiences of different social groupings.”
Valentine, G. (2001), Whatever happened to the social? Reflections on the ‘cultural turn’ in British human geography.
every damn academic needs to write like Gill Valentine!