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Spatial EcologiesUrban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory$
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Verena Andermatt Conley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317545

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317217

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Bruno Latour: Common Spaces

Bruno Latour: Common Spaces

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(p.112) 7 Bruno Latour: Common Spaces
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Spatial Ecologies
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317217.008

This chapter describes Bruno Latour's common spaces. Latour is an historian and philosopher of science who adopts the cause of networks and asks how humans can exist on a fully urbanised planet Earth. He urges intellectuals and theorists to take control in negotiations regarding the construction of common spaces. He also wishes to present the virtual and politics into cities to develop a true cosmopolitics. Moreover, he recommends cultural translation for the sake of gaining understanding of the spatial fictions with which different cultures construct themselves.

Keywords:   common spaces, Bruno Latour, cosmopolitics, cultural translation, spatial fictions

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