【 Content Introduction 】
Under the crisis of the earth, where is politics heading and where are sentient beings returning?
In the past 50 years, the world seems to have entered an era of "great regression" : on the one hand, political and economic crises such as refugee flows, the rise of populism, and widening inequality between the rich and the poor, and on the other hand, human survival crises such as climate deterioration, virus invasion, and ecological change. People are trying to find a place to live on an increasingly inhospitable earth, searching for direction in the confusion that has long since lost their common vision. In this book, Bruno Latour, a giant of contemporary Western thought, a leading figure in the sociology of science, and a renowned French scholar, distilles the essence of a lifetime of theories such as networks of actors, resetting modernity, and Gaia to make connections between the different events that the world is experiencing today (climate change, deregulation, migration, exploding inequality, etc.). It clarifies the seemingly chaotic, but in fact extremely consistent global situation, and makes useful reflections and prospects for key issues in the new century. At a time when the illusions of modernity and globalization have broken down and the crisis of the Anthropocene has become increasingly prominent, he reminds us of the richness and importance of discovering "local" and "critical zones", shifting from "production system" to "generative system", integrating nature, environment and ecology into political considerations, breaking away from the traditional binary political deadlock, and repositioning the coordinate system for understanding contemporary politics. For modern people who want to bring politics back down to earth and land in New Territories that transcend existing borders and identities, this book provides a clear statement of action.
【 About the author 】
Bruno Latour (1947-2022), one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary Western world, a famous French philosopher and anthropologist, a leading figure in the study of the sociology of science, a heavyweight scholar in the International Study of Science and Technology (STS), and the founder of the theory of actor networks. He has received academic honors such as the Holberg Prize and the Kyoto Prize. He was the first scholar to introduce science into the field of humanities research, and his theories had an important impact on many fields of humanities and social sciences. Examples include Laboratory Life, We Have Never Been Modern, The Politics of Nature, Pandora's Hope, and Where to Land? Let's wait.