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What's These Worlds Coming To?

Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau


Our contemporary challenge, according to this book, is that a new world has quietly cropped up on us and is, in fact, already here. We no longer live in a world, but in worlds. We do not live in a universe anymore, but rather in a multiverse. We no longer create; we appropriate and montage. And we do not build sovereign, hierarchical political institutions anymore; we form local assemblies and networks of cross-national assemblages and we do this at the same time as we form multinational corporations that no longer pay taxes to the State. This book is a study of life, plural worlds, and what t ... More

Keywords: multiverse, assemblages, struction, rebuilding, French post-structuralist thought, unifying force, fragmentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263332
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Luc Nancy, author
Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg

Aurélien Barrau, author
Joseph Fourier University

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