By Jean-Luc Nancy, Charlotte Mandell

ISBN-10: 082326338X

ISBN-13: 9780823263387

ISBN-10: 0823263398

ISBN-13: 9780823263394

ISBN-10: 082326341X

ISBN-13: 9780823263417

During this booklet, the thinker Jean-Luc Nancy examines the character of catastrophes within the period of globalization and expertise. Can a disaster be an remoted incidence? Is there the sort of factor as a "natural" disaster while all of our applied sciences nuclear strength, strength provide, water provide are unavoidably implicated, drawing jointly the organic, social, fiscal, and political? Nancy examines those questions and extra. unique to this English version are interviews with Nancy performed through Danielle Cohen-Levinas and Yuji Nishiyama and Yotetsu Tonaki

Show description

Read Online or Download After Fukushima : the equivalence of catastrophes PDF

Similar globalization books

Download e-book for kindle: Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism by Maple Razsa

Bastards of Utopia, the better half to a function documentary movie of an analogous identify, explores the reviews and political mind's eye of younger radical activists within the former Yugoslavia, individuals in what they name alterglobalization or "globalization from lower than. " Ethnographer Maple Razsa follows person activists from the transnational protests opposed to globalization of the early 2000s in the course of the Occupy encampments.

Get The Globalization of Markets: Capital Flows, Exchange Rates PDF

The interrelated matters analyzed during this ebook are as follows. With the combination of Europe, there are loose activities in items, prone, brief and long-term capital, and direct funding. The German mark is the main foreign money in Europe and its worth will impact the equilibrium bilateral alternate premiums of the opposite currencies within the ecu Union.

Global Politics as if People Mattered - download pdf or read online

What may diplomacy appear like if our theories and analyses begun with members, households, and groups rather than executives, realms, and militaries? in any case, it's those that make up towns, states, and companies, and it's their ideals and behaviors that specify why a few components of the realm appear so peaceable whereas others look so violent, why a few societies are so wealthy whereas others are so negative.

Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in - download pdf or read online

There's transforming into hindrance in regards to the attainable use of poisonous business chemical compounds or different damaging chemical compounds by means of these looking to perpetrate acts of terrorism. The U. S. Chemical safeguard Engagement software (CSP), funded by means of the U. S. division of nation and run by means of Sandia nationwide Laboratories, seeks to improve and facilitate cooperative overseas actions that advertise top practices in chemical safeguard and secure administration of poisonous chemical substances, together with: Partnering with host governments, chemical pros, and to evaluate and fill gaps in chemical safeguard out of the country.

Extra info for After Fukushima : the equivalence of catastrophes

Example text

Whether it is a question of a broken nuclear reactor or a bomb, whether the reactor or the weapon is more or less powerful, the excessiveness of their effects in space and time makes them equal to the excess associated with the means of controlling them and even more of neutralizing them. This is not absolutely new: Coal, electricity, and oil have already brought these problems with them, sufferings or wounds of civilization that exceed the capacities of technical as well as political control. We can, for instance, struggle to advocate for the electric car, but as of now there is no likelihood of its replacing gas24 T H E E Q U I VA L E N C E O F C ATA S T R O P H E S oline-powered cars.

It replaces it by what the word balance designates: the equivalence that annuls tension by keeping it equal and constant. There is no longer strictly speaking a confrontation; there is no longer strictly speaking any confrontation with the other since it is absolutely the same confronting the same. And its power is such that it can almost no longer be thought of as depending on human wills that are supposed to command its use: A mere mistake or a stroke of madness could set off its use and plunge us into the horror of an unspeakable devastation.

Equivalence means the state of forces that govern themselves in some way by themselves. Whether it is a question of a broken nuclear reactor or a bomb, whether the reactor or the weapon is more or less powerful, the excessiveness of their effects in space and time makes them equal to the excess associated with the means of controlling them and even more of neutralizing them. This is not absolutely new: Coal, electricity, and oil have already brought these problems with them, sufferings or wounds of civilization that exceed the capacities of technical as well as political control.

Download PDF sample

After Fukushima : the equivalence of catastrophes by Jean-Luc Nancy, Charlotte Mandell


by Steven
4.3

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 37 votes