Geontologies. A requiem to late liberalism. (Book, 2016) []
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Geontologies. A requiem to late liberalism.

Geontologies. A requiem to late liberalism.

Author: Elizabeth A Povinelli
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Elizabeth A. Povinelli continues her project of mapping the current conditions of late liberalism by offering a bold retheorization of power. Finding Foucauldian biopolitics unable to adequately reveal contemporary mechanisms of power and governance, Povinelli describes a mode of power she calls geontopower, which operates through the regulation of the distinction between Life and Nonlife and the figures of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Povinelli
ISBN: 9780822362111 0822362112
OCLC Number: 967844023
Description: 224 pages
Contents: Acknowledgments x 1. The Three Figures of Geontology 1 2. Can Rocks Die? Life and Death inside the Carbon Imaginary 30 3. The Fossils and the Bones 57 4. The Normativity of Creeks 92 5. The Fog of Meaning and the Voiceless Demos 118 6. Downloading the Dreaming 144 7. Late Liberal Geontopower 168 Notes 179 Bibliography 195 Index 209
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Povinelli.


Finding biopolitics unable to adequately reveal the mechanisms of power that govern contemporary life, Elizabeth A. Povinelli offers "geontopower" as a new theory of power that operates through the  Read more...


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