Fire as a metaphor of (im)mobility

Diken, Bulent (2011) Fire as a metaphor of (im)mobility. Mobilities, 6 (1). pp. 95-102. ISSN 1745-0101

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Abstract

The article deals with fire as a metaphor of radical socio‐political change, focusing on the paradoxical relationship between mobility and immobility. It opens with a topological discussion where fire signifies an instance of ‘absolute immobility’, or, politically speaking, the ‘emergency break’ of the empty, chronological time. There is, however, a pharmakon‐like, aporetic dimension to fire. The article articulates this dimension in the context of nihilism, linking this to the sociology of mobility.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Mobilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 62043
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2013 17:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:46
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/62043

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