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Seminar: Politics in the New Climate Regime - Details
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Course name Seminar: Politics in the New Climate Regime
Subtitle An introduction to Bruno Latour's recent work
Course number SOW-0011 SOW-0043
Semester WS 2021/22
Current number of participants 9
expected number of participants 16
Home institute Soziologie (Lehrstuhl)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 21.10.2021 14:15 - 15:45, Room: 2118 Geb. D (40 Pl.) [PhilSoz]
Type/Form reading seminar
Participants Students who are interested in sociological theory, political ecology, climate politics and social/environmental (in)justice; who are willing to improve their reading and discussion skills; who are open to imagine politics beyond 'left and right thinking'.
Pre-requisites regular, active participation
good preparation of the seminar texts
Learning organisation discussions in class
- no presentations -
Performance record Essay (3000 - 4000 words)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird als Hybrid/gemischt abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Haraway, Donna Jeanne (2016): Staying with the trouble. Making kin in the Chthulucene (Experimental Futures).

Latour, Bruno (2016): Fifty Shades of Green. In: Environmental Humanities 7 (1), pp. 219-225.

Latour, Bruno (2017): Facing Gaia. Eight lectures on the new climatic regime. First published. Cambridge, UK, Medford, MA: Polity.

Latour, Bruno (2018): Down to earth. Politics in the new climatic regime. English edition, reprinted. Cambridge, UK, Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Latour, Bruno; Milstein, Denise; Marrero-Guillamón, Isaac; Rodríguez-Giralt, Israel (2018): Down to earth social movements: an interview with Bruno Latour. In: Social Movement Studies 17 (3), pp. 353–361.

Lovelock, James (1989): Gaia. A new look at life on Earth. Reprinted. Oxford: Univ. Press (Oxford paperbacks).

Margulis, Lynn (1998): Symbiotic planet. A new look at evolution. 1st ed. New York: Basic Books (Science masters).

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt (2015): The Mushroom at the end of the world. On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins. Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press.
Miscellanea Talk by Bruno Latour with the title: "Why Gaia is not the Globe – and why our future depends on not confusing the two": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AGg-oHzPsM [last access 02.09.2021]
The talk was given June 2, 2016 at The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark in th Futures Lecture Series.

Exhibition by Olafur Eliasson "Symbiotic Seeing" : https://olafureliasson.net/archive/exhibition/EXH102541/symbiotic-seeing [last access 02.09.2021]
ECTS points 9.0

Comment/Description

In this reading seminar, we will be looking at the renowned French anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher Bruno Latour, who gained worldwide fame for his actor-network theory. In his current publications, he dedicates himself to the re-calibration of nature and social relations and proposes thought-provoking concepts of nature and earth resp. climate politics.
In addition to his current publications, we will look at the origins and inspirations of his work, including other authors such as Donna Haraway, Lynn Margulis, James Lovelock, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and artistic works such as those by Olafur Eliasson ("Symbiotic Seeing").

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