Experimental Practice: Technoscience, Alterontologies, and More-Than-Social Movements (Experimental Futures) (Paperback)

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Experimental Practice: Technoscience, Alterontologies, and More-Than-Social Movements (Experimental Futures) (Paperback)

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In Experimental Practice Dimitris Papadopoulos explores the potential for building new forms of political and social movements through the reconfiguration of the material conditions of existence. Rather than targeting existing institutions in demands for social justice, Papadopoulos calls for the creation of alternative ontologies of everyday life that would transform the meanings of politics and justice. Inextricably linked to technoscience, these "alterontologies"-which Papadopoulos examines in a variety of contexts, from AIDS activism and the financialization of life to hacker communities and neuroscience-form the basis of ways of life that would embrace the more-than-social interdependence of the human and nonhuman worlds. Speaking to a matrix of concerns about politics and justice, social movements, matter and ontology, everyday practice, technoscience, the production of knowledge, and the human and nonhuman, Papadopoulos suggests that the development of alterontologies would create more efficacious political and social organizing.
Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Nottingham and coauthor of Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the Twenty-First Century and Analysing Everyday Experience: Social Research and Political Change.
Product Details ISBN: 9781478000846
ISBN-10: 1478000848
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Experimental Futures