Down to earth social movements: an interview with Bruno Latour

Latour, Bruno; Milstein, Denise; Marrero-Guillamón, Isaac and Rodríguez-Giralt, Israel. 2018. Down to earth social movements: an interview with Bruno Latour. Social Movement Studies, 17(3), pp. 353-361. ISSN 1474-2837 [Article]

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Taking his most recent publications on ways to engage with the planet as a point of departure, this conversation with Bruno Latour considers some of the political and conceptual challenges associated with what he calls the New Climate Regime. Latour discusses the need for breaking with the modernist framework that set the stage for the environmental crisis in the first place, and which has also hindered the capacity of social movements to affect the situation. Latour argues that only a new body politic (inclusive of non-humans) and a new geosocial politics (attuned to Gaia) will open up the possibility for sustaining life on our severely damaged planet.

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actor–network theory, Bruno Latour, environment, social movements

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27 March 2018Accepted
5 April 2018Published

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30 Apr 2018 12:33

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05 Oct 2019 01:26


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