Routes, worlds / Elizabeth A. Povinelli.

Povinelli, Elizabeth A. [Browse]
  • London : Sternberg Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
224 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.


Summary note
Elizabeth Povinelli's anthropology of the otherwise locates itself within forms of life that run counter to dominant modes of being under late settler liberalism. In these essays, she considers the emergence of new worlds and the extinguishment of old ones, seeking to develop a social imaginary that can sustain radical potentiality without turning a blind eye to our deep interdependence.
  • "Includes most of the essays I have published in e-flux journal over a ten-year period, from 2011 to 2021."--Page 11
  • "Elizabeth A. Povinelli maps the creation and dismantling of worlds formed by the twinning of historical progress and settler colonialism--as a unity in events and a contradiction in ideology. Even if corporations and nation-states now collude in the same Ponzi schemes, they still continue to transform space and time. At the receiving end of the ideological exhaust pipe, where transformation is inherited as deformation, the diagram flips to place brutality and existential exhaustion at the beginning. But the beginning of what? How about a new beginning, starting with modes of survival and persistence against, and within, a world built from deferred promises? This is a world that many in the imperial hemisphere are only starting to realize they've known for longer than they want to admit. Routes/Worlds rearticulates large-scale systems of power and affect, even as--or precisely because--those systems stage increasingly novel forms of neglect. Today, it only becomes clearer that struggles to survive day-to-day challenges are most often struggles against sedimented raw deals whose disastrous logic needs to be traced over large expanses of space and time to become perceptible. In this constant struggle, Povinelli provides weapons as well as inspiration."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • What do white people want? Interest, desire, and affect in late liberalism
  • Routes/worlds
  • After the last man: images and ethics of becoming otherwise
  • Horizons and frontiers, late liberal territoriality, and toxic habitats
  • Time/bank, effort/embankments
  • In the event of precarity... a conversation with Lauren Berlant
  • After a screening of When the dogs talked at Columbia University with Audra Simpson and Liza Johnson
  • The urban intensions of geontopower
  • Mother Earth: public sphere, biosphere, colonial sphere
  • The ancestral present of oceanic illusions: connected and differentiated in late toxic liberalism
  • Shapes of freedon: a conversation with Kim Turcot DiFruscia
  • The virus: figure and infrastructure.
  • 9783956795664 (paperback)
  • 3956795660 (paperback)
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