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    The Place of Complexity.Nigel Thrift - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (3):31-69.
    This article is an attempt to understand the increasing profile of complexity theory as a geography of dissemination. In the first part I suggest that complexity theory, itself a rhetorical hybrid, takes on new meanings as it circulates in and through a number of actor-networks and, specifically, global science, global business and global New Age. As complexity theory circulates in these networks, so it encounters new conditions, which generate new hybrid theoretical forms. In the second part of the article, I (...)
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    Out of Order.Stephen Graham & Nigel Thrift - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (3):1-25.
    This article seeks to demonstrate the centrality of maintenance and repair to an understanding of modern societies and, particularly, cities. Arguing that repair and maintenance activities present a kind of 'missing link' in social theory, which is usually overlooked or forgotten, the article begins by recalling Heidegger's concept of material things as being 'ready to hand'. The main elements of practices of repair and maintenance are then elaborated on so as to help establish the argument that, by focusing on failure (...)
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    The Rise of Soft Capitalism.Nigel Thrift - 1997 - Cultural Values 1 (1):29-57.
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    The Capitalization of Almost Everything.Andrew Leyshon & Nigel Thrift - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):97-115.
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    Still Life in Nearly Present Time: The Object of Nature.Nigel Thrift - 2000 - Body and Society 6 (3-4):34-57.
    This article attempts to understand the reconstitution of the `present' in modern societies. I argue that this reconstitution is the result of work done on `bare life', which I associate with that little space of time between action and performance. The article goes on to consider the ways in which this reconstitution of the present is taking place, using examples from the economic sphere. Throughout the article, I argue that operations on bare life are not only instrumental but also open (...)
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    The ‘Sentient’ City and What It May Portend.Nigel Thrift - 2014 - Big Data and Society 1 (1).
    The claim is frequently made that, as cities become loaded up with information and communications technology and a resultant profusion of data, so they are becoming sentient. But what might this mean? This paper offers some insights into this claim by, first of all, reworking the notion of the social as a spatial complex of ‘outstincts’. That makes it possible, secondly, to reconsider what a city which is aware of itself might look like, both by examining what kinds of technological (...)
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  7. Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left.Ash Amin & Nigel Thrift - 2013 - Duke University Press.
    In the West, "the Left," understood as a loose conglomeration of interests centered around the goal of a fairer and more equal society, still struggles to make its voice heard and its influence felt, even amid an overwhelming global recession. In _Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left_, Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift argue that only by broadening the domain of what is considered political and what can be made into politics will the Left be able to respond (...)
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    Driving in the City.Nigel Thrift - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (4-5):41-59.
    This article argues that de Certeau’s understanding of walking as the archetypal transhuman practice of making the city habitable cannot hold in a post-human world. By concentrating on the practices of driving, I argue that other experiences of the city can have an equal validity. In other words, de Certeau’s work on everyday life in the city needs to be reworked in order to take into account the rise of automobility. The bulk of this article is devoted to exploring how (...)
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    Space.Nigel Thrift - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):139-146.
    The turn to space is best understood as part of a more general struggle to produce a material thinking that has preoccupied social theory over the last 20 years or so. Its effect has been to multiply both the number of inhabitations that are understood to exist and the sensory registers through which they can be characterized. Most particularly, this proliferation of inhabitations has meant that nearness has been replaced by distribution as a guiding metaphor and ambition. The paper is (...)
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  10. Reviews : Mary W. Helms, Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988, £25.20, Paper £8.30, Xii + 297 Pp. [REVIEW]Nigel Thrift - 1990 - History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):294-296.
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  11. Owners' Time and Own Time.Nigel thrift - 1981 - In Torsten Hägerstrand & Allan Pred (eds.), Space and Time in Geography: Essays Dedicated to Torsten Hägerstrand. Cwk Gleerup.
     
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  12. 4.1 Communities of Practice.Nigel Thrift - 2008 - In Ash Amin & Joanne Roberts (eds.), Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization. Oxford University Press. pp. 90.
     
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  13. Re-Animating the Place of Thought: Transformations of Spatial and Temporal Description in the Twenty-First Century.Nigel Thrift - 2008 - In Ash Amin & Joanne Roberts (eds.), Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization. Oxford University Press. pp. 90--119.
     
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  14. Revolutions in the Times: Clocks and the Temporal Structures of Everyday Life.Paul Glennie & Nigel Thrift - 2005 - In David N. Livingstone & Charles W. J. Withers (eds.), Geography and Revolution. University of Chicago Press.
     
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    Donna Haraway’s Dreams.Nigel Thrift - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (7-8):189-195.
    This commentary argues that Donna Haraway’s still remarkable ‘Manifesto for Cyborgs’ provided one of the first windows on the invention of a different kind of world, one in which environments figure and bodily registers expand. In her attention to bioscience she was clearly one of the first to remark on these developments. But, or so I argue, she may have underestimated their generality and their grip, not least because of the comparatively light imprint of the economy and space to be (...)
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  16. Space, Place and Time.Nigel Thrift - 2006 - In Robert E. Goodin & Charles Tilly (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis. Oxford University Press. pp. 547--563.
     
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  17. The Geography of Bruno Latour and Michel Serres.Nick Bingham & Nigel Thrift - 2000 - In Mike Crang & N. J. Thrift (eds.), Thinking Space. Routledge. pp. 9--281.
     
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    An Urban Impasse?Nigel Thrift - 1993 - Theory, Culture and Society 10 (2):229-238.
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    Universities 2035.Nigel Thrift - 2016 - Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 20 (1):12-16.
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  20. David Harvey: A Rock in a Hard Place.Nigel Thrift - 2006 - In Noel Castree & Derek Gregory (eds.), David Harvey: A Critical Reader. Blackwell. pp. 223--233.
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    Afterword: Struck Dumb? Marilyn Strathern and Social Science.Nigel Thrift - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (2-3):283-288.
    Marilyn Strathern has produced a remarkable body of work that not only demonstrates range and tenacity but also has produced a host of inspirations that have made their way into the world. This Afterword to the special issue ‘Social Theory After Strathern’ dwells on the subject of the modesty of what Strathern is proposing and how it relates to space, noting that her work enables us to forge new practico-theoretical combinations and works of diplomacy between incompatibles which show up the (...)
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