Cosmopolitics II

A sweeping inquiry that critiques modern science’s claims of objectivity, rationality, and truth

Author: Isabelle Stengers

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816656882

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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A sweeping inquiry that critiques modern science’s claims of objectivity, rationality, and truth


Translation from the French of a seven-volume work originally published by Editions La Decouverte in 2003.

Author: Isabelle Stengers


ISBN: 9780816656868

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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"Isabelle Stengers presents us with a new way of understanding a remarkably diverse range of sciences and their relation to a material and living world. Playing with a position both inside the practices that constitute and transform science and outside the sciences as their mode of conceptualization, Stengers explores the limits, constraints, and inventions that fuse modern science and contemporary society." Elizabeth Grosz --

Frontiers of Development in the Amazon

Cosmopolitics II. Trans. R. Bononno. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis.
Storm, S. 2013. Why the West Grew Rich and the Rest Did Not, Or How the
Present Shapes Our Views of the Past. Development and Change, 44(5), 1181–

Author: Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498594727

Category: History

Page: 338

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Frontiers of Development in the Amazon: Riches, Risks, and Resistances contributes to ongoing debates on the processes of change in the Amazon, a region inherently tied to the expansion of internal and external socio-economic and environmental frontiers. This book offers interdisciplinary analyses from a range of scholars in Europe, Latin America, and the United States that question the methods of development and the range of socio-ecological impacts of those methods by examining the theoretical, methodological, and empirical dimensions of frontier-making along with evaluating and refining existing frameworks. Contributors focus on the complex politics of border formation shaped by institutional, economic, and political forces, placing them in relation to ethical, imaginary, and symbolic elements. In doing so, contributors explore the dynamic production of identities, values, and subjectivities, covering matters of migratory patterns, complex power struggles, and intensive—at times violent—clashes. Among other topics, this book assesses the recent encroachment of export-driven agribusiness into the Amazon Region in the context of recolonization, resource exploitation and multiple programs of modernization and national integration. Scholars of Latin American studies, international development, environmental studies, and applied social sciences will find this book particularly useful.

The Power of Narrative

Cosmopolitics II (R. Bononno, Trans.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press. Stevenson, H., & Dryzek, J. S. (2014). Democratizing global climate
governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Stiglitz, J. (2015). The
great divide.

Author: Raul P. Lejano

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197542107

Category: Anti-environmentalism

Page: 204

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"Narrative is the stuff of community. The book embarks on a quest to understand how narrative works to take an inchoate group of individuals and turn it into a cohesive social movement. To understand the power of narrative, the authors examine the particular phenomenon of climate skepticism. Somehow, the narrative of climate skepticism has been able to forge a movement and stake a challenge to the hegemony of the larger community of scientists on what is ostensibly a matter of science. The book asks: how is this achieved? What is the narrative of climate skepticism, and how has it evolved over time and diffused from place to place? Is it possible that this narrative shares with other narratives an underlying genetic code of sorts, a story that is more fundamental than all of these? How has the climate skeptical narrative contended with its other, which is the narrative-network of climate change science, and forged its own social movement? The outcome of this struggle between climate science and its denial has implications for society that go far beyond climatology. Using narrative analysis, the authors demonstrate how the narrative lens allows us unique insights into these questions. The book takes the reader on a journey, across times and places and social realms and, throughout, we see the power of narrative at work, making believers, or skeptics, of us all"--

One Dead at the Paris Opera Ballet

Stengers, whose work is less well known in the United States, is in dialogue with
Bruno Latour and Michel Serres. See Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics II, trans.
Robert Bononno (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011), 368: “giving

Author: Felicia McCarren

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190061812

Category: Music

Page: 226

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"At its debut in 1866, La Source already had it all: dagger-wielding Muslims dominating veiled women, a magic flower in a green ecology, and a full blown environmental crisis at the end. When the Paris Opera ballet restages this Orientalist and colonial drama in 2011, and again in 2014, the contemporary context of homegrown jihad, climate politics and a law banning the dissimulation of the face in public spaces, keeps it relevant. At four historic performances, over 150 years, this book explores the resonance of La Source's double narrative in its contemporary contexts: the biopolitics of bodily hybridity and regeneration and the cosmopolitics of the exploitation of human and natural resources"--

Charles Taylor s Ecological Conversations

Isabella Stengers, Cosmopolitics I (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota and
Press 2010) and Isabella Stengers, Cosmopolitics II (Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press 2011). Prigogine and Stengers, Order Out of Chaos, 312–313.

Author: Glen Lehman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137524782

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

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The author uses the work of the eminent Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, to develop a critique of those political perspectives that are based on instrumental ways to reason about the world, claiming that such perspectives invariably sever the connections between the social and natural worlds.

Emergent Ecologies

38 Stengers, Cosmopolitics II, 347. 39 See Marcus, Parasites, 5. 40 “Frightening
Statistics,” Amphibian Ark, accessed March 3, 2014,
. 41 Berlant, Cruel Optimism, 48. 42 Kirksey, Shapiro, and Brodine, “Hope in ...

Author: Eben Kirksey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822374803

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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In an era of global warming, natural disasters, endangered species, and devastating pollution, contemporary writing on the environment largely focuses on doomsday scenarios. Eben Kirksey suggests we reject such apocalyptic thinking and instead find possibilities in the wreckage of ongoing disasters, as symbiotic associations of opportunistic plants, animals, and microbes are flourishing in unexpected places. Emergent Ecologies uses artwork and contemporary philosophy to illustrate hopeful opportunities and reframe key problems in conservation biology such as invasive species, extinction, environmental management, and reforestation. Following the flight of capital and nomadic forms of life—through fragmented landscapes of Panama, Costa Rica, and the United States—Kirksey explores how chance encounters, historical accidents, and parasitic invasions have shaped present and future multispecies communities. New generations of thinkers and tinkerers are learning how to care for emergent ecological assemblages—involving frogs, fungal pathogens, ants, monkeys, people, and plants—by seeding them, nurturing them, protecting them, and ultimately letting go.

Arts of Subjectivity A New Animism for the Post Media Era

Stengers, I. (2011), Cosmopolitics II, trans. R. Bononno, Minneapolis, MN:
University of Minnesota Press. Szendy, P. (2013), Kant in the Land of
Extraterrestrials: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions, trans. W. Bishop, New York:
Fordham University ...

Author: Jacob W. Glazier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350085839

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Bringing thinking from the arts and digital humanities into dialogue with one another, this book investigates what it means to be alive in a world that is structured by technology, the media, and an ever expanding sense of a global community. In this unique time in our history, when we are bombarded by signs and symbols and constantly connected into gadgets, apps, and networks, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate what has been dubbed a 'post-truth' world. Critiques taken from post-colonial studies and neoanimism help challenge the paranoia that has become endemic and, indeed, symptomatic to global realities we are now witnessing. This pertains not only to the ecological degradation of the planet but also to the lingering remnants of eurocentrism and racism that have taken the forms of nationalism and fascism. As a guide, an updated version of what Michel Foucault called an arts of existence may help us sail in these treacherous and confusing waters. Diving into post-structuralist French theory, through American feminism, and emerging out of media studies, this book argues for an ethical and aesthetic form of self-fashioning that runs counter to processes subjection and mediatization. This craft of life, as Plato called it, is a space of disjunction and liberation, between subjectivity and other, where something new and different has the potential to emerge and mould to our likeness.

Creative Ecologies

Stengers, Isabelle (2011a), Cosmopolitics II, Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press. Stengers, Isabelle (2011b), 'Wondering about Materialism', in
Levi R. Bryant, Nick Srnicek and Graham Harman (eds), The Speculative Turn,
368–80, ...

Author: Hélène Frichot

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350036544

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Architect and philosopher Hélène Frichot examines how the discipline of architecture is theorized and practiced at the periphery. Eschewing a conventionally direct approach to architectural objects – to iconic buildings and big-name architects – she instead explores the background of architectural practice, to introduce the creative ecologies in which architecture exists only in relation to other objects and ideas. Consisting of a series of philosophical encounters with architectural practice that are neither neatly located in one domain nor the other, this book is concerned with 'other ways of doing architecture'. It examines architecture at the limits where it is muddied by alternative disciplinary influences – whether art practice, philosophy or literature. Frichot meets a range of creative characters who work at the peripheries, and who challenge the central assumptions of the discipline, showing that there is no 'core of architecture' – there is rather architecture as a multiplicity of diverse concerns in engagement with local environments and worlds. From an author well-known in the disciplines of architecture and philosophy for her scholarship on Deleuze, this is a radical, accessible, and highly-original approach to design research, deftly engaging with an array of current topics from the Anthropocene to affect theory, new materialism contemporary feminism.

Qui Parle

Cosmopolitics I contains the first three landscapes ; the next four will be
published next year in Cosmopolitics II . In what follows I focus on how Stengers
develops an ecology of practices and point to some of its implications for
ecocriticism .




Category: French literature


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Boundary 2

Cosmopolitics II . Trans . Robert Bononno . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota
Press , 2011 . Taussig , Michael . I Swear I Saw This : Drawings in Fieldwork
Notebooks , Namely My Own . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2011 .




Category: Literature, Modern


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Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics seeks to trace cosmopolitical aesthetics understood not only as the union of art, science, and the right to survive, but also as the prism through which artistic practices are developed around questions ...

Author: Modesta Di Paola

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 8491680691

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics seeks to trace cosmopolitical aesthetics understood not only as the union of art, science, and the right to survive, but also as the prism through which artistic practices are developed around questions connected to transculturality, migration, nomadism, post-gender subjectivities, social and natural sustainability, and new digital technologies. This book’s authors fashion a narrative that moves in the territory of “inbetweenness”, between hospitality and hostility, between welcoming and conflict, between languages and intermediate languages, science, and survival in a world that is “common” more than global.

Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora

Introduction Part II . Cosmopolitics : Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation . Ed
. Pheng Cheah ... 2nd ed . Athens : Kastanioti , 1992 . - . “ Kazantzakis and
Prevelakis : Two Cretan Voices . " Journal of Modern Hellenism 2 ( 1985 ) : 43 -
63 . - .




Category: Greece


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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism




Category: Feminism


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American Book Publishing Record




Category: American literature


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New York University Journal of International Law Politics

attributes of cosmopolitics and looks briefly at the WTO controversy over amicus
curiae briefs . Part V concludes the article . II . THE COSMOPOLITICAL .
TRADITION IN THE WEST The intellectual history of “ cosmopolitics ” deserves
more ...

Author: New York University. International Law Society



Category: Electronic journals


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Urban Cosmopolitics

Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation.

Author: Anders Blok

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317604997

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of human and nonhuman actors that constitute urban common worlds, and on the conflicts and compromises that arise among different ways of assembling the city. It brings into view how urban worlds are always in the process of being subtly transformed, destabilized, decentred, questioned, criticized, or even destroyed. As such, it opens up novel questions as to the gradual and contested composition of urban life, thereby forcing us to pay more explicit attention to the politics of urban assemblages. Focusing on changing sanitation infrastructures and practices, emerging forms of urban activism, processes of economic restructuring, transformations of the built environment, changing politics of expert-based urban planning, as well as novel practices for navigating the urban everyday, the contributions gathered in this volume explore different conceptual and empirical configurations of urban cosmopolitics: agencements, assemblies, atmospheres. Taken together, the volume thus aims at introducing and specifying a novel research program for rethinking urban studies and politics, in ways that remain sensitive to the multiple agencies, materialities, concerns and publics that constitute any urban situation.

Literature and Sensation

Cosmopolitics . Thinking and Feeling Beyond Nation . Eds . Pheng Cheah and
Bruce Robbins . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 290 _ 329 . —
1998 . " Introduction Part II : The Cosmopolitical — Today . ” Cosmopolitics .
Thinking ...

Author: Anthony Uhlmann

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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The essays in this volume cover literature and sensation in all its facets, drawing upon a range of approaches from evolutionary theory, theories of mind, perception, philosophy and aesthetics. The works considered are drawn from various literary periods and genres.

Romanticism and the Self conscious Poem

The ' pearl his dive into history will turn up is , the passage suggests , the gift of
acceptance , as Oceanus ' s speech ( II . ... a way of responding to suffering yet it
abandons specificity , even as the poem ' s ' transcendental cosmopolitics ' are a

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This book explores the "self-conscious poem" - that is, a poem concerned with poetry that displays awareness of itself as poetry - in the work of the major Romantic poets, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Michael O'Neill's readings freshly illuminate the imaginative distinction of many famous and often-studied poems, and revalue less regarded works. An extended coda looks at some post-Romantic poets, particularly Yeats, Stevens, Auden, and Clampitt, in the light of the book's central theme.

Journal of Narrative Theory

2nd ed. Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1986. 189–249. . Tvorchestvo Fransua Rable i
narodnaia kultura srednevekov'ia i renessansa. ... Cosmopolitics: Thinking and
Feeling Beyond the Nation (Minneapolis and London: U of Minnesota P 1998).
Clark ...




Category: American literature


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"Cultural studies, critical theory, poststructuralism, feminist theory, new historicism".