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DisappointmentToward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding$
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Jarrett Zigon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823278237

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.001.0001

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Worldbuilding and Attunement

Worldbuilding and Attunement

(p.129) Chapter 5 Worldbuilding and Attunement

Jarrett Zigon

Fordham University Press

Chapter five rethinks the concept of responsibility in terms of respond-ability, which is conceived as attunement. Two approaches of the practice of harm reduction—a key element in the anti-drug war movement—are considered to show that while most harm reduction is still practiced with the assumption of a metaphysical humanist subject, a subject burdened by personal responsibility, a politics of world-building is underway in Vancouver, Canada, that begins with the demands of an unbearable world and attempts to build a new world attuned with itself. Attunement, then, like an ethics of dwelling would be a key concept in a politics that begins with a world rather than an a priori subject.

Keywords:   attunement, harm reduction, responsibility, worldbuilding

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