Pluriverse and the Social Sciences

 

Provocation paper:

 

Politics from the Pluriverse

 

General introductory readings to get acquainted with how the issue of the pluriverse is being thought about from STS and Alter-globalization analysts:

 

After Method : Mess in Social Science Research (Excerpt)

 

Territories of difference: Place, movements, life, redes (Excerpt)

 

 

Conceptually Key: Reading these works will allow us to start with some familiarity on each other language (almost mandatory!!!):

 

Constructing the Conjuncture: Struggling over modernity (If you have not read this article yet read this one first)

 

Perspectival Anthropology and the Method of Controlled Equivocation

 

The World Social Forum as epistemology of the South

 

Actor Network Theory and Material Semiotics

 

Experimenting with Refrains: Subjectivity and the Challenge of Escaping Modern Dualism

 

 

On translation and cosmopolitics:


The Truth of Others. A Cosmopolitan Approach

 

Whose cosmos, which cosmopolitics? Comments on the Peace Terms of Ulrich Beck

 

Cosmopolitical Proposal

 

 


More specific topics:

 

Figuring Non-Humans in the Pluriverse

 

James Bay Crees' Life Projects and Politics: Histories of Place, Animal Partners and Enduring Relationships

 

The Threat of the Yrmo: The Political Ontology of a Sustainable Hunting Program

 

Rooted networks, relational webs and powers of connection: Rethinking human and political ecologies

 

Indigenous Cosmopolitics in the Andes: Conceptual Reflections beyond “Politics”

Translations in asymmetrical terrains

Decolonizing knowledge/politics at the World Social Forum

 

Justice, Transaction, Translation: Blackfoot Tipi Transfers and WIPO's Search for the Facts of Traditional Knowledge Exchange

Globalization and the Pluriverse

Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond (Excerpt)

 

A Tear in the Fabric of the Present

 

 


Shared by participants:

 

Janet Conway

 

Cosmopolitan or Colonial? The World Social Forum as ‘Contact Zone’

 

Isabelle Stengers

 

The Symbiosis between Experimentation and Technique

 

Capitalist Sorcery

 

Including nonhumans in political theory: Opening Pandora?s Box?

 

Larry Grossberg

 

The heart of cultural studies (excerpts)

 

John Law

 

Fishy Parables

 

Globalisation in practice: On the politics of boiling pigswill

 

Bonaventura de Sousa Santos

 

Don't shoot the utopist

 

Dianne Rocheleau

 

Rooted networks, webs of relation, and
the power of situated science