The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts by Bolette Blaagaard, Iris van der Tuin

By Bolette Blaagaard, Iris van der Tuin

The topic of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts brings into concentration the various impression of the paintings of Rosi Braidotti on educational fields within the humanities and the social sciences similar to the learn and scholarship in - between others - feminist concept, political concept, continental philosophy, philosophy of technology and know-how, cultural stories, ethnicity and race stories.

Inspired via Braidotti's philosophy of nomadic kinfolk of embodied inspiration, the quantity is a mapping workout of efficient engagements and instructive interactions through various overseas, extraordinary and world-renowned students with texts and ideas built via Braidotti all through her substantial physique of work.

In Braidotti's paintings, traversing subject matters of engagements emerge of politics and philosophy throughout generations and continents. accordingly, the edited quantity invitations fashionable students at assorted phases in their careers and from world wide to have interaction with Braidotti's paintings by way of innovations and/or political practice.

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It is a project that is committed to an extreme form of rationalist, technologist, and consumerist ideology. It is not able to escape from the violence of the late global capitalism because it is a product of that violence. The posthuman of the military—the militarist, masculine cyborg—is the opposite of Braidotti’s vision of the cyberfeminist. The picture I have drawn of the posthuman as a creation of the military complex and as central to contemporary violence is depressing. As Braidotti observed in Transpositions, “the potentially innovative, de-territorializing impact of the new technologies is hampered and turned down by the reassertion of the gravitational pull of old and established values” (Braidotti 2006g, p.

When I consider that recent work on the effects of neoliberalism and global capitalism has, in part, focused on ways in which labor has become intermittent and precarious, futures have become foreclosed, and populations have become dispensable or ungrievable, I see that Braidotti’s work asks us to redescribe or reapproach such phenomena. She does not doubt the pervasive character of exploitation or even the “perversions” of commodification and technological innovations that do serious damage and ought rightly to be called destructive.

Prior to its establishment, military simulations had focused primarily on developing applications that could advance strategic planning, improve procedural systems, and introduce guidelines concerning military doctrine. In contrast, ICT researchers recognized that humans were emotional beings. 14 They believed that efficient military organizations needed to be sensitive to the emotional lives of everyone, from the raw recruit to the most seasoned commanding officer. Environmental thrills, emotional reactions, and intellectual challenges were necessary to spur posthuman Warfighters to effective techno-scientific engagement with the enemy (Macedonia 2001, pp.

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