(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

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A conceptual outline of contemporary magic practice

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This article proposes a conceptual outline of contemporary magic practice. Jacques Rancière’s ideas are used to conceive magic as (1) art: where magic is based around dissemblance; and (2) work: where magic is embodied in the figure of the magician, which knots together ways of doing and thinking in order to produce an effect of impossibility and the affect of astonishment. The paper concludes by making an argument for how theorizing magic requires thinking about and expressing paradoxical situations given that magic is enigmatic


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1601-1619]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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