Books & Edited Volumes

Date:2020
Publisher: Cini Foundation
Language: English
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ISBN 9788896445228

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“Do you remember the Aesopian Fable of the Belly and the Members, or the letter of Paul to the Corinthians about the Body and the Church, or The Fable of the Bees by Mandeville, or the somewhat dangerous association of pests and foreigners, or the more recent attempts to think of the Earth as a giant organism? None of these stories stops shifting metaphors...
COVER-WITH-RISTELHUEBER-PRINT

Date: May 2020
Publisher: MIT Press
Editors: Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel

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You want me to land on Earth? Why? — Because you’re hanging in midair, headed for a crash. — How is it down there? — Pretty tense. — A war zone? — Close: a Critical Zone, a few kilometers thick, where everything happens. — Is it habitable? — Depends on your chosen science. — Will I survive down there? — Depends on your politics. As everybody learned at...

Date: 2018
Publisher: Polity Press
Translator(s): Cathy Porter
Language: English

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  • Où atterrir — comment s'orienter en politique —
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The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful...

Date: July 2017
Publisher: Polity Press
Translator: Cathy Porter
Language: English

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  • Kampf Um Gaia – Acht Vorträge über Neue Klimaregime
  • Cara a cara con el planeta
  • Oog in oog met Gaia. Acht lezingen over het Nieuwe Klimaatregime
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 The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of Nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of Nature have been continuously developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an...
RM!COVER

Date: April 2016
Publisher: MIT Press
Language: English
Edited by Bruno Latour & Christophe Leclercq
Design: Donato Ricci

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Modernity has had so many meanings and combines so many contradictory sets of attitudes and values that it has become impossible to use it to define the future. It crashes like an overloaded computer. Hence the idea is that modernity might need a sort of reset. Not a clean break, not a “tabula rasa,” not another iconoclastic gesture, but rather a restart of...
AIME-COVER

Date: August 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Translation: Cathy Porter
Language: English
Site: modesofexistence.org

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  • Investigacion sobre los modos de existencia
  • Existenzweisen. Eine Anthropologie der Modernen
  • Istrazivanje o Modusima Zivota. Jedna Antropologija Modernih
  • Cercetare asupra modurilor de existenja
Description:
The result of a twenty five years inquiry, it offers a positive version to the question raised, only negatively, with the publication, in 1991, of ''We have never been modern'': if ''we'' have never been modern, then what have ''we'' been? From what sort of values should ''we'' inherit? In order to answer this question, a research protocol has been...
On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods

Date: April 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Translator(s): Heather MacLean and Cathy Porter
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0199256051

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  • Sur le culte moderne des dieux faitiches
Description:
Belief is not a state of mind, but a result of the relationships between peoples; this has been known since Montaigne. The visitor knows, the visited believes; or quite the opposite, the visitor knew, the visited makes him understand that he only thought he knew. Let us apply this principle to the case of the Moderns. Everywhere they drop anchor they soon...
reassembling the social oxford

Date: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language: English

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  • Changer de société –refaire de la sociologie
  • Eine neue Soziologie für eine neue Gesellschaft- Einführung in die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie
  • En Ny Sociologi For et Nyt Samfund, Introduktion til ktor-Netvaerk-Teori
  • Japanese translation
Description:
“Everyone seems to know with what sort of forces and in which sort of materials the social world is made. I have always been struck, on the contrary, by the huge gap between the vast variety of attachments with which people elaborate their different worlds and the limited repertoire we possess in social science to account for them. I found this gap widening...

Date: 2005 [edited by Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel]
Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Language: English

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In this groundbreaking editorial and curatorial project, more than 100 writers, artists, and philosophers rethink what politics is about. In a time of political turmoil and anticlimax, this book redefines politics as operating in the realm of things (pdf of the out of print catalog). Politics is not just an arena, a profession, or a system, but a concern...
the making of law

Date: 2009
Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge
Translator(s): Marina Brilman et al.
Language: English

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  • La Fabbrica del Diritto. Etnografia del Consiglio di Stato
  • A Fábrica do direito. Uma etnografia do Conselho de Estado
Description:
An ethnography of the French supreme court in administrative law, the Conseil d'Etat, has been pursued between 1994 and 1999. This book is the account of this field work attempting to make a thick description of the work of judges as they come to an agreement about files. The book represents a sort of Laboratory life’ of judges at work and tries to compare...
Law