Errant Bodies

  • Gregory Blair


This chapter begins by profiling the various types of wandering one might undertake. It then goes on to serve as an introduction to a form of wandering that can be described as “errant bodies,” in which the meandering is intentional, without specific destination, and operates for the errant body as a means of resistance or struggle against hegemonic forms of power or cultural prescription. The origins and genealogy of errant bodies draw from a wide range of disparate sources that include pilgrimages, exploration, vagabonds, nomads, hoboes, tramps, peripatetics, travel writing, Greek Cynicism, punk, geography, biopolitics, and Michel Foucault. This analysis is also built upon the theories of mobility and wanderlust posited by Tim Cresswell, Rebecca Solnit, John Urry, Janet Wolff, Gilles Deleuze, and Frédéric Gros.


Errant Body Out-of-place Being Mobility Wander 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Blair
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  1. 1.Northern State UniversityAberdeenUSA

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