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Cultivating Reform and Revolution Fevereiro 18, 2015

Posted by paulo jorge vieira in Uncategorized.
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Este texto que republico aqui no meu blog é uma revisão critica do livro “The Fragility of Things: Self-Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism” (Duke University Press, 2013) de William E. Connolly. O texto é da autoria de Zachary Loeb está públicado no site da “Boundary 2”.
Quanto ao livro recenseado, que tenho na pasta de pdf a ler, fica-me a certeza de que a partir de um pensamento bem heterodoxo, nos obriga a pensar a “fragilidade” como elemento central dos nossos quotidianos.

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The Fragility of Things: Self-Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism (Duke University Press, 2013)a review of William E. Connolly, The Fragility of Things: Self-Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism (Duke University Press, 2013)
by Zachary Loeb
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Mountains and rivers, skyscrapers and dams – the world is filled with objects and structures that appear sturdy. Glancing upwards at a skyscraper, or mountain, a person may know that these obelisks will not remain eternally unchanged, but in the moment of the glance we maintain a certain casual confidence that they are not about to crumble suddenly. Yet skyscrapers collapse, mountains erode, rivers run dry or change course, and dams crack under the pressure of the waters they hold. Even equipped with this knowledge it is still tempting to view such structures as enduringly solid. Perhaps the residents of Lisbon, in November of 1755, had a similar faith in the sturdiness of the city they had built, a faith that was shattered in an…

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1. João Roque - Fevereiro 19, 2015

Belíssimo.


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