Here Comes Trouble: Art, Magic and Madness as Deviant Knowledge

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The way things work, at a microscopic level, isn't simple or orderly, it is deviant.

For a gas to turn to a liquid and for a liquid to turn into ice, the molecules causing the change have to behave in untypical ways. Deviancy from the norm is necessary for change.

So if it is necessary for particles to act out of the ordinary, how about people? What about our social and cultural systems?

Here Comes Trouble examines the possibilities and potentials of deviant behaviour, and the limitations of our current models and systems. The author takes Art, Magic and Madness as examples of systems where deviancy is useful and good and then illustrates how our lives have become polluted, reduced and confined by the oversimplified processes favoured by economists and capital.