The Resource The microbial state : global thriving and the body politic, Stefanie R. Fishel

The microbial state : global thriving and the body politic, Stefanie R. Fishel

Label
The microbial state : global thriving and the body politic
Title
The microbial state
Title remainder
global thriving and the body politic
Statement of responsibility
Stefanie R. Fishel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For three centuries, concepts of the state have been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of sovereignty. Climate change, neoliberalism, mass migration, and other aspects of the late Anthropocene have increasingly revealed the limitations of this metaphor. Just as the human body is not whole and separate from other bodies--comprising microbes, bacteria, water, and radioactive isotopes--Stefanie R. Fishel argues that the body politic of the state exists in dense entanglement with other communities and forms of life. Drawing on insights from continental philosophy, science and technology studies, and international relations theory, this path-breaking book critiques the concept of the body politic on the grounds of its very materiality. Fishel both redefines and extends the metaphor of the body politic and its role in understanding an increasingly posthuman, globalized world politics. By conceiving of bodies and states as lively vessels, living harmoniously with multiplicity and the biosphere, she argues that a radical shift in metaphors can challenge a politics based on fear to open new forms of global political practice and community. Reframing the concept of the body politic to accommodate greater levels of complexity, Fishel suggests, will result in new configurations for the political and social organization necessary to build a world in which the planet's inhabitants do not merely live but actively thrive"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.101
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JC11
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The microbial state : global thriving and the body politic, Stefanie R. Fishel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : involutionary politics -- Corporeal politics -- Lively subjects, bodies politic -- States in nature, nature in states -- Posthuman politics -- Coda : new metaphors for global living
Control code
ocn989520061
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452955483
Lccn
2017026817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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22573/ctt1p57bj5
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37281598
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989520061
  • pebc1452955476

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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