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Brutalism

Uniform Title
Brutalisme. English
Title
Brutalism / Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran.
ISBN
9781478025580
1478025581
9781478020875
1478020873
9781478027720
Publication
Durham [North Carolina] : Duke University Press, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xviii, 181 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Translated from the French.
Summary
"Brutalism examines the convergence of the technological, biological, and the planetary through the lens of "brutalism." Achille Mbembe borrows this term from architectural history to describe how reason and power come together in domination over all forms of life. The modern desire to quantify and to classify, Mbembe argues, has unified living beings and artificial machines and has thus produced a "form of power without external limits or outside." In an effort the thwart this problem, Mbembe looks to recent Afro-diasporic thought. He identifies Africa as the continent where the totalizing logic of contemporary capitalism and the work of brutalism are most forcefully called into question. Brutalism was published in French by La Decouverte in 2020"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Mbembe, Achille, 1957- Brutalism Durham : Duke University Press, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 26, 2024
Series
Theory in forms.
Theory in forms
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Universal Domination
Fracturing
Animism and Viscerality
Virilism
Border-Bodies
Circulations
The Community of Captives
Potential Humanity and Politics of the Living.
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