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Affect and Attention After Deleuze and WhiteheadEcological Attunement$
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Russell J. Duvernoy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474466912

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466912.001.0001

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Conclusion: Fabulation and Epoch(s) to Come

Conclusion: Fabulation and Epoch(s) to Come

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(p.199) Conclusion: Fabulation and Epoch(s) to Come
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Affect and Attention After Deleuze and Whitehead
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Russell J. Duvernoy

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466912.003.0008

The book concludes by summarizing key implications for ecological attunement in the context of ecological crisis. Though such implications remain resolutely pluralistic, one imperative is challenging the dominance of received norms and cultivating attention to quality and affect prior to their consolidation in such norms. A tactic for this is through cultivating attention to centre-periphery relations and corresponding background-foreground shifts. Finally, Deleuze’s repurposing of Bergson’s concept of fabulation is discussed in the context of resisting hegemonic norms in an affirmative rather than reactionary manner. This notion of fabulation is connected to Whitehead’s discussion of “propositions” and “lures for feeling”. Such affirmative fabulation seeks to create connections across differences rather than consolidate us versus them narratives. This involves an openness to the unexpected and unpredictable rather than the dogma of propagandas or ideological identity.

Keywords:   Deleuze, Fabulation, “Lures for feeling”, Whitehead

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