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Down to Earth Politics in the New Climatic Regime BRUNO LATOUR Sciences Po, Paris Translated by Catherine Porter Exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, the 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 people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial. The Left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization – and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders. This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today. 216 x 138mm | 140 pages | September 2018 (UK), October 2018 (US) HB | 978-1-5095-3056-4 | £40.00 | $49.95 | €51.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3057-1 | £12.99 | $14.95 | €16.90 ebook available

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Facing Gaia Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime BRUNO LATOUR Translated by Catherine Porter This book explores the concept proposed by James Lovelock when he chose the name “Gaia” for the fragile, complex system through which living phenomena modify the Earth. The fact that he was immediately misunderstood proves simply that his readers have tried to fit this new notion into an older frame, transforming Gaia into a single organism, a kind of giant thermostat, some sort of New Age goddess, or even divine Providence. In this series of lectures on “natural religion,” Bruno Latour argues that the complex and ambiguous figure of Gaia offers, on the contrary, an ideal way to disentangle the ethical, political, theological, and scientific aspects of the now obsolete notion of nature. He lays the groundwork for a future collaboration among scientists, theologians, activists, and artists as they, and we, begin to adjust to the new climatic regime 229 x 152mm | 336 pages | June 2017 (UK), September 2017 (US) HB | 978-0-7456-8433-8 | £60.00 | $74.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-0-7456-8434-5 | £18.99 | $26.95 | €24.90 ebook available

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Life A Critical User’s Manual DIDIER FASSIN Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton “It needs the sharp eye of an anthropologist, the empirical scrutiny of a sociologist and the imagination of a moral philosopher to decipher the hidden grammar by which the physical life of human beings is measured in our globalized world. Didier Fassin, impressively combining all these talents in one mind, is to my knowledge the first scholar to have accomplished this enormous task – a must read for everyone interested in the dark side of globalization.” Axel Honneth, Goethe University and Columbia University How can we think of life in its dual expression, matter and experience? In this book, distinguished anthropologist Didier Fassin draws on fieldwork from three continents and the ideas of Wittgenstein, Benjamin and Foucault to offer a distinctive view of the nature and meaning of human life today, one that emphasizes the idea of unequal lives. 216 x 138mm | 176 pages | May 2018 (UK), June 2018 (US) HB | 978-1-5095-2664-2 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2665-9 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €20.90 ebook available

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Prison Worlds An Ethnography of the Carceral Condition DIDIER FASSIN “Prison Worlds is simply extraordinary. It is at once a philosophy and history of modern prisons and punishment, an ethnography of French male prisoners, a racial and socioeconomic theory of incarceration, and a searching meditation on world that locks up so many so cruelly and so thoughtlessly for so little. The narrative is elegant, the stories are searing, and the scholarship is impeccable. Fassin's work will sit next to Foucault's Discipline and Punish as among the most important works on carceral punishment of the past century.” Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley 229 x 152mm | 416 pages | 2016 HB | 978-1-5095-0754-2 | £60.00 | $79.95 | €77.90 PB | 978-1-5095-0755-9 | £18.99 | $28.95 | €24.90 ebook available

Enforcing Order An Ethnography of Urban Policing DIDIER FASSIN 229 x 152mm | 312 pages | 2013 HB | 978-0-7456-6479-8 | £60.00 | $74.95 | €77.90 PB | 978-0-7456-6480-4 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available

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