Information Cosmopolitics

Information Cosmopolitics
Author: Edin Tabak
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2015-03-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780081001288

Download Information Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future
Author: Diane Morgan,Gary Banham
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0230001521

Download Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In 1795 Immanuel Kant proclaimed that the peoples of the earth have entered into a "universal community". Since Kant wrote this the processes of inter-connection between the peoples of the earth has grown even more pronounced and the notion of "cosmopolitics" has thus come to seem a defining one for the contemporary age. As such this volume makes a timely contribution to contemporary debates about international law, global ecology and economy and transnational synergies. The volume is inter-disciplinary and is intended to be a contribution to a debate that crosses borders and disciplines.

Biopolitics Necropolitics Cosmopolitics

Biopolitics  Necropolitics  Cosmopolitics
Author: C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2021-03-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000372878

Download Biopolitics Necropolitics Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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

Cosmopolitics
Author: Pheng Cheah,Bruce Robbins,Social Text Collective
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1998
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0816630682

Download Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Eminent contributors look at the present and future of cosmopolitanism and its relationship to nationalism. Nationalism and the nation-state have recently come under siege, their political dominance gradually eroding under the strain of such forces as ethnic strife, religious fundamentalism, homogenizing global capitalism, and the unprecedented movements of people and populations across cultures, countries, even cyberspace. A resurgent cosmopolitanism has emerged as a viable and alternative political project. In Cosmopolitics, a renowned group of scholars and political theorists offers the first sustained examination of that project, its inclusive and often universalist claims, and its tangled and sometimes volatile relationship to nationalism. Understood generally as a fundamental commitment to the interests of humanity, traditional cosmopolitanism has been criticized as a privileged position, an aloof detachment from the obligations and affiliations that constrain nation-bound lives and move people to political action. Yet, as these essays make clear, contemporary cosmopolitanism arises not from a disengagement, but rather from well-defined cultural, historical, and political contexts. The contributors explore a feasible cosmopolitanism now beginning to emerge, and consider the question of whether it can or will displace nationalism, which needs to be rethought rather than dismissed as obsolete. Intellectually provocative and erudite, this interdisciplinary volume presents a diverse array of critical perspectives, assessing both the ideal enterprise and the current realities of the rapidly developing cosmopolitical movement.

Cosmopolitics of the Camera

Cosmopolitics of the Camera
Author: Trond Erik Bjorli,Kjetil Ansgar Jakobsen
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-01
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9781789381900

Download Cosmopolitics of the Camera Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In Cosmopolitics of the Camera, the leading experts in the field present Les Archives de la Planète (The Archives of the Planet) – Albert Kahn’s stunning collection of early colour photography and documentary film – and discuss the extraordinary intellectual context from which it grew. The archives, collected between 1909 and 1932, show the cultural richness and diversity of humanity at a time of drastic geographical and historical change. Consisting of 183,000 metres of film, 72,000 autochromes and more than 6,000 stereographs, it portrays the beauty and creativity of cultures, and their fatal disappearance of which Kahn believed to be only a question of time. The Archives of the Planet was one of a string of institutions for research and international cooperation established in Kahn’s utopian World Gardens near Paris. Some of the best-known minds of the age met there regularly in order to discuss the problem of how to make new media of communication serve the cause of peace and human development. The Cosmopolitics of the Camera presents ten expert voices from seven different countries, studying the work of Kahn and his key collaborators, the geographer Jean Brunhes and the philosopher Henri Bergson, in the spirit of their culturally diverse venture, placing it in its proper historical and intellectual context, and exploring its ambitious achievements and failures. By pushing Kahn’s work back into active discussion, the analysis forces us to reflect on the ways our world is shaped and recorded by the media, and reactivates the time capsule that Kahn designed to communicate with the future.

Cosmopolitics

Cosmopolitics
Author: Paris Arnopoulos
Publsiher: Guernica Editions
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1998
Genre: Science
ISBN: 155071046X

Download Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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
Author: Idongesit Williams
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2020-09-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789811570667

Download Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Urban Cosmopolitics

Urban Cosmopolitics
Author: Anders Blok,Ignacio Farias
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-01-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781317604990

Download Urban Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Technology and the City

Technology and the City
Author: Michael Nagenborg,Taylor Stone,Margoth González Woge,Pieter E. Vermaas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-01-25
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9783030523138

Download Technology and the City Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World

Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World
Author: Rosalyn Bold
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-06-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030138608

Download Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This edited volume constructs a ‘cosmopolitics’ of climate change, consulting small-scale sustainable communities on whether the world is ending and why, and how we can take action to prevent it. By comparing scientific and indigenous accounts of the same phenomenon, contributors seek to broaden Western understandings of what climate change constitutes. In this context, existing cosmologies are challenged, opening spaces for hegemonic narratives to enter into conversation with the non-modern and construct ‘worlds otherwise’—situations of world change and renewal through climate change. Bold brings together perspectives from Central America, Mexico, the Amazon, and the Andes to converse with scientific narratives of climate change and create cracks that bring new worlds into being for readers.

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future
Author: D. Morgan,G. Banham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2007-02-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780230210684

Download Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Information Cosmopolitics An Actor Network Theory Approach to Information Practices

Information Cosmopolitics  An Actor Network Theory Approach to Information Practices
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:972077908

Download Information Cosmopolitics An Actor Network Theory Approach to Information Practices Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Radical Cosmopolitics

Radical Cosmopolitics
Author: James D. Ingram
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780231161107

Download Radical Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian and emancipatory principles. Focusing on recent debates without losing sight of cosmopolitanism’s ancient and Enlightenment roots, Ingram confronts the philosophical difficulties of defending universal ideals and the implications for ethics and political theory. In morality as in politics, theorists have generally focused first on discovering universal values and second on their implementation. Ingram argues that only by prioritizing the development and articulation of universal values through political action in the fight for freedom and equality can theorists do justice to these efforts and cosmopolitanism’s universal vocation. Only by proceeding from the local to the global, from the bottom up rather than from the top down, on the basis of political practice rather than moral ideals, can we salvage moral and political universalism. Ingram provides the clearest, most systematic account yet of this schematic reversal and its radical possibilities.

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics  Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art
Author: Modesta Di Paola
Publsiher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-03-19
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9788491680697

Download Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Biopolitics Necropolitics Cosmopolitics

Biopolitics  Necropolitics  Cosmopolitics
Author: C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2021-03-26
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000372984

Download Biopolitics Necropolitics Cosmopolitics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.