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Information Cosmopolitics

Information Cosmopolitics
An Actor-Network Theory Approach to Information Practices

by Edin Tabak

  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-19
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0081001282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Information Cosmopolitics explores interaction between nationalist and information sharing practices in academic communities with a view to understanding the potential impacts of these interactions. This book is also a resounding critique of existing theories and methods as well as the launching point for the proposition of an alternate approach. Dominant approaches in the Information Behaviour (IB) field are investigated, as well as questions existing theoretical approaches to nationalism and cosmopolitanism. The concept of information cosmopolitics is introduced as an approach for tracing information practices and enabling research participants to perform their own narratives and positionings, and that the focus of information studies should be on tracing the continuous circulation of processes of individualisation and collectivization. Provide an alternative to the dominant approaches in the field of Information Behaviour Offers a novel theoretical model to trace information practices Questions existing approaches to nationalism and cosmopolitanism

Information Cosmopolitics

Information Cosmopolitics
Tracing Information Practices

by Edin Tabak

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a part of the study, fieldwork has been conducted at a university in Bosnia, where both memories of the violent war between three ethnic groups (Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks), and memories of cosmopolitan life in former Yugoslavia are still fresh. In this context, the university provided rich data to explore the impact of nationalism and cosmopolitanism on information sharing in academic communities. Latour\U+2019\s circulatory system of scientific facts has been used as a guide “to follow the actors” in the field. Based on the findings from the fieldwork, information cosmopolitics is proposed as a model of information practices.

Information Cosmopolitics: An Actor-Network Theory Approach to Information Practices

Information Cosmopolitics: An Actor-Network Theory Approach to Information Practices
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cosmopolitics

Cosmopolitics
Public Policy of Outer Space

by Paris Arnopoulos

  • Publisher : Guernica Editions
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781550710465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defined as the 'public affairs of outer space,' Cosmopolitics deals with the international legal, economic, and military issues arising out of the exploration and exploitation of extraterrestrial space resources. This book describes the global situation of cosmopolitics and analyzes its policies in resolving them.

Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory

Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory
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by Idongesit Williams

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-09-25
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9811570663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides empirically driven discussions and investigations in the relevance of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and its theoretical concepts. As our civilization evolves from a human to a technologically driven society, new socio-technical network of actors – in society, industry and government are emerging by the day. These networks of actors collaborate to produce contemporary goods and services; handle production processes; manage risks; develop social and commercial networks; develop policies; manage complexities; and create a new way of life. This book provides unique conceptual tools needed to analyze such processes, highlighting the effectiveness of ANT in fostering collaborations between governments, organizations and society.

Technology and the City

Technology and the City
Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies

by Michael Nagenborg,Taylor Stone,Margoth González Woge,Pieter E. Vermaas

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-01-25
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 3030523136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The contributions in this volume map out how technologies are used and designed to plan, maintain, govern, demolish, and destroy the city. The chapters demonstrate how urban technologies shape, and are shaped, by fundamental concepts and principles such as citizenship, publicness, democracy, and nature. The many authors herein explore how to think of technologically mediated urban space as part of the human condition. The volume will thus contribute to the much-needed discussion on technology-enabled urban futures from the perspective of the philosophy of technology. This perspective also contributes to the discussion and process of making cities ‘smart’ and just. This collection appeals to students, researchers, and professionals within the fields of philosophy of technology, urban planning, and engineering.

Urban Cosmopolitics

Urban Cosmopolitics
Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

by Anders Blok,Ignacio Farias

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-01-29
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1317604997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics
Feminist and Queer Interventions

by C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-25
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1000372871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concepts of biopolitics and necropolitics have increasingly gained scholarly attention, particularly in light of today’s urgent and troubling issues that mark some lives as more – or less – worthy than others, including the migration crisis, rise of populism on a global scale, homonationalist practices, and state-sanctioned targeting of gender, sexual, racial, and ethnic ‘others’. This book aims to nuance this conversation by emphasising feminist and queer investments and interventions and by adding the analytical lens of cosmopolitics to ongoing debates around life/living and death/dying in the current political climate. In this way, we move forward toward envisioning feminist and queer futures that rethink categories such as ‘human’ and ‘subjectivity’ based on classical modern premises. Informed by feminist/queer studies, postcolonial theory, cultural analysis, and critical posthumanism, Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics engages with longstanding questions of biopolitics and necropolitics in an era of neoliberalism and late capitalism, but does so by urging for a more inclusive (and less violent) cosmopolitical framework. Taking account of these global dynamics that are shaped by asymmetrical power relations, this fruitful posthuman(ist) and post-/decolonial approach allows for visions of transformation of the matrix of in-/exclusion into feminist/queer futures that work towards planetary social justice. This book is a significant new contribution to feminist and queer philosophy and politics, and will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of gender studies, postcolonial studies, sociology, philosophy, politics, and law. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Gender Studies.

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future
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by D. Morgan,G. Banham

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2007-02-28
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 0230210686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1795 Immanuel Kant proclaimed that humans had entered into a 'universal community'. Since then, connections have grown ever more pronounced, with the notion of 'cosmopolitics' defining the modern age. This interdisciplinary volume makes a timely contribution to debates on international law, global ecology and economy and transnational synergies.

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics. Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics. Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art
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by Modesta Di Paola

  • Publisher : Edicions Universitat Barcelona
  • Release : 2018-03-19
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 8491680691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A World of Many Worlds

A World of Many Worlds
A Book

by Marisol de la Cadena,Mario Blaser

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2018-11-23
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1478004312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A World of Many Worlds is a search into the possibilities that may emerge from conversations between indigenous collectives and the study of science's philosophical production. The contributors explore how divergent knowledges and practices make worlds. They work with difference and sameness, recursion, divergence, political ontology, cosmopolitics, and relations, using them as concepts, methods, and analytics to open up possibilities for a pluriverse: a cosmos composed through divergent political practices that do not need to become the same. Contributors. Mario Blaser, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Déborah Danowski, Marisol de la Cadena, John Law, Marianne Lien, Isabelle Stengers, Marilyn Strathern, Helen Verran, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment

What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment
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by Albena Yaneva,Alejandro Zaera-Polo

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-05-15
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1134809018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design practice. Abandoning the modernist idea of nature as being external to the human experience - a nature that can be mastered by engineers and scientists from outside, the cosmpolitical thinking offers designers to embark in an active process of manipulating and reworking nature ’from within.’ To engage in cosmopolitics, this book argues, means to redesign, create, instigate, and compose every single feature of our common experience. In the light of this new understanding of nature, we set the questions: What is the role of design if nature is no longer salient enough to provide a background for human activities? How can we foster designers’ own force and make present what causes designers to think, feel, and act? How do designers make explicit the connection of humans to a variety of entities with different ontology: rivers, species, particles, materials and forces? How do they redefine political order by bringing together stars, prions and people? In effect, how should we understand design practice in its relation to the material and the living world? In this volume, anthropologists, science studies scholars, political scientists and sociologists rethink together the meaning of cosmopolitics for design. At the same time designers, architects and artists engage with the cosmopolitical question in trying to imagine the future of architectural and urban design. The book contains original empirical chapters and a number of revealing interviews with artists and designers whose practices set examples of ’cosmopolitically correct design’.

Cosmopolitical Claims

Cosmopolitical Claims
Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk

by B. Venkat Mani

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2007-04-01
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1587297361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in “Turkish-German” to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages in a scrutiny of German and Turkish national identity.

Eventful Bodies

Eventful Bodies
The Cosmopolitics of Illness

by Michael Schillmeier

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-22
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 131713852X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ’cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. This book explores the manifold experiences of life threatening, infectious or non-curable illnesses that trouble the practices and relations of human and social life. Challenging a mere deficit-model of illness, it examines how the cosmopolitics of illness require and initiate an ethos that cares for difference and diversity. Eventful Bodies presents rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources from Germany and North America, exploring case studies involving Alzheimer's disease, stroke and the global threat of infectious diseases such as SARS. The book engages with debates in cosmopolitics and exposes the agency of those overlooked by contemporary discourses of cosmopolitanism, thus developing a new theory of illness and delineating a novel empirical agenda and conceptual space for sociological and anthropological research. A rigorous examination of the changes wrought in the social world by illness and the implications of this for social and political theory, Eventful Bodies will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, social and political theorists, geographers and scholars of science and technology studies, with interests in medical sociology, health, illness and the body.

The Rhetoric of Social Movements

The Rhetoric of Social Movements
Networks, Power, and New Media

by Nathan Crick

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-23
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 042979052X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection provides an accessible yet rigorous survey of the rhetorical study of historical and contemporary social movements and promotes the study of relations between strategy, symbolic action, and social assemblage. Offering a comprehensive collection of the latest research in the field, The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Networks, Power, and New Media suggests a framework for the study of social movements grounded in a methodology of "slow inquiry" and the interconnectedness of these imminent phenomena. Chapters address the rhetorical tactics that social movements use to gain attention and challenge power; the centrality of traditional and new media in social movements; the operations of power in movement organization, leadership, and local and global networking; and emerging contents and environments for social movements in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is framed by case studies (drawn from movements across the world, ranging from Black Lives Matter and Occupy to Greek anarchism and indigenous land protests) that ground conceptual characteristics of social movements in their continuously unfolding reality, furnishing readers with both practical and theoretical insights. The Rhetoric of Social Movements will be of interest to scholars and advanced students of rhetoric, communication, media studies, cultural studies, social protest and activism, and political science.

The Cosmopolitan Imagination

The Cosmopolitan Imagination
The Renewal of Critical Social Theory

by Gerard Delanty

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2009-10-08
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0521873738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fresh assessment of cosmopolitanism in social and political thought which links cosmopolitan theory with critical social theory.

Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America

Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America
Ecocritical Perspectives on Art, Film, and Literature

by Mark Anderson,Zelia M. Bora

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1498530966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Worldwide environmental crisis has become increasingly visible over the last few decades as the full scope of anthropogenic climate change manifests itself and large-scale natural resource extraction has expanded into formerly remote areas that seemed beyond the reach of industrialization. Scientists and popular culture alike have turned to the term "Anthropocene" to capture the global scale of environmental and even geological transformations that humans have carried out over the last two centuries. The chapters in Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America examine the dynamics and interplay between local cultures and the expansion of global capitalism in Latin America, emphasizing the role of art in bearing witness to and generating awareness of environmental and social crises, but also its possibilities for formulating solutions. They take particular care to draw out the ways in which local environmental crises in Latin American nations are witnessed and imagined as part of a global system, focusing on the problems of time, scale, and complexity as key terms in conceiving the dimensions of crisis. At the same time, they question the notion of the Anthropocene as a species-wide "human" historical project, making visible the coloniality of natural resource extraction in Latin America and its dire effects for local people, cultures, and environments. Taking an ecocritical approach to Latin American cultural production including literature, film, performance, and digital artwork, the chapters in this volume develop a notion of ecological crisis that captures not only its documentary sense in the representation of environmental destruction (the degradation of the oikos), but also the crisis in the modern worldview (logos) that the acknowledgment of crisis provokes. In this sense, crisis is also the promise of a turning point, of the possibilities for change. Latin American representations of ecological crisis thus create the conditions for projects that decolonize environments, developing new, sustainable ways of conceiving of and relating to our world or returning to old ones.

Dying Empire

Dying Empire
U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance

by Francis Shor

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-12-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1135262454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the 1970s the global hegemony established by an American Empire in the post-World War II period faced increasing resistance abroad and contradictions at home. Contextualizing that hegemony, resistance and contradictions is the focus of Dying Empire. Presenting a wide-ranging synthesis of approaches, the book attempts to shed light on the construction of and challenges to the military, economic, and cultural imperial projects of the United States in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Opposing US imperialism and global domination, Francis Shor combines academic and activist perspectives to analyze the crises endemic to empire and to propose a vision for the realization of another more socially just world. The text incorporates the most recent critical discussions of US imperialism and globalization from above and below to illuminate the practices and possibilities for global resistance. Offering insights into the political and cultural convulsions of recent decades whilst raising profound and compelling questions, this book will be of interest to activists, students, and scholars of American political culture, US foreign policy, globalization, imperialism, international relations, and social movements.

Issues in Technology Theory, Research, and Application: 2012 Edition

Issues in Technology Theory, Research, and Application: 2012 Edition
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release : 2013-01-10
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 1481645994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Issues in Technology Theory, Research, and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Science and Technology. The editors have built Issues in Technology Theory, Research, and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Science and Technology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Technology Theory, Research, and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Cosmopolitanisms

Cosmopolitanisms
New Thinking and New Directions

by Robert J. Holton

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2009-05-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1137038373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cosmopolitanisms explores how social groups find ways of living productively with each other. This book analyzes theoretical approaches and research to give a new understanding of the cultural, personal, moral and legal dimensions of cosmopolitanism. This is a key critical guide to cosmopolitanism for all students of globalization and sociology.