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Theoretical questions, in bodily/material cultures

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Just like the production of dreams, the Mankon kingdom's organization rests on materials shaped in appropriate forms. It possesses the coherence of the poetic images underlined by the philosopher Gaston Bachelard. The question of the state is a promising lead going from the Mankon kingdom to more contemporary forms of political organisations. It may help bridge the gap between Mankon and contemporary Western societies. Concerning the state, the author agrees with the argument developed by Bayart regarding the relationship between the state and transnational exchanges. The circulation of persons and commodities do not develop between closed states and after these have been founded. States are a response to the circulation at large of persons and commodities. They produce a necessary closure in order to assign to locality the unmoored elements circulating freely, intruding into the local communities and disrupting them.

Keywords: bodily culture; Gaston Bachelard; local communities; Mankon kingdom's organization; material culture; Western societies



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