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The Resource The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism, William E. Connolly

The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism, William E. Connolly

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The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism
Title
The fragility of things
Title remainder
self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism
Statement of responsibility
William E. Connolly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Fragility of Things, eminent theorist William E. Connolly focuses on several self-organizing ecologies that help to constitute our world. These interacting geological, biological, and climate systems, some of which harbor creative capacities, are depreciated by that brand of neoliberalism that confines self-organization to economic markets and equates the latter with impersonal rationality. Neoliberal practice thus fails to address the fragilities it exacerbates. Engaging a diverse range of thinkers, from Friedrich Hayek, Michel Foucault, Hesiod, and Immanuel Kant to Voltaire, Terrence Deacon, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Alfred North Whitehead, Connolly brings the sense of fragility alive as he rethinks the idea of freedom. Urging the Left not to abandon the state but to reclaim it, he also explores scales of politics below and beyond the state. The contemporary response to fragility requires a militant pluralist assemblage composed of those sharing affinities of spirituality across differences of creed, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity --
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Connolly, William E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Neoliberalism
  • Economic policy
  • Social policy
Label
The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism, William E. Connolly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Steps toward an ecology of late capitalism -- Hayek, neoliberalism and freedom -- Shock therapy, dramatization, and practical wisdom -- Process philosophy and planetary politics
Control code
FIEb17381368
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780822355700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842209193
Label
The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism, William E. Connolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Steps toward an ecology of late capitalism -- Hayek, neoliberalism and freedom -- Shock therapy, dramatization, and practical wisdom -- Process philosophy and planetary politics
Control code
FIEb17381368
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780822355700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842209193

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