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Multiplicity: Can a thing materialism rebuild a collective idea of society?
FEMI imperialism: The feminists of the West have to look up and see that with their own struggles they are holding fellow sisters down, is the message of French state scientist Françoise Vergès' new and well-written book.
More than sun and heat
MIGRATION: Uneven book about people who move with a desire for a better life, but encounter problems when they move "home" again.
A world in stable motion
In 2018, the Collège de France established its own professorship in migration studies. Francois Héran was chosen to fill it, and the book Migrations et sociétés is an extended version of his accession lecture.
MISCELLANEOUS: Manuel Castells paints a picture of today's democratic decline that is as recognizable as it is bleak.
A counterbalance to today's cruel lack of solidarity
Totalitarianism? The anarcho-communist critic Franco Berardi believes we have overestimated reason and intelligence as a world-changing force.
The finance elite's manipulation of reality
THE PARADOX OF MONEY: Arne de Boever explores how the unstable reality of finance makes people psychotic – and pushes literary realism to its outer limits.
An increasingly nihilistic world
TECHNOLOGY: The world is becoming increasingly nihilistic as it becomes increasingly clear that humanity is unable to take care of it. The challenge Bernard Stiegler takes on is to show the way to an alternative anthropology – in practice as well as in theory.
"It is 'you whites' who have created 'us blacks'"
AFRICAN FUTURE FAITH: "It is false to strive for justice 'at home' if one constantly exploits 'over there'," writes one of the contributors in a new anthology on Africa.
Future without utopia?
Rees strives as much as the rest of us to separate science from science fiction. He declares himself a technological optimist and political pessimist, but the role of technology becomes difficult to understand without a credible vision of a better world.
Artificial intelligence or human whims?
The mathematician Hannah Fry has explored the shortcomings and possibilities of artificial intelligence. A fruitful division of labor between machine and human is possible – and necessary, she believes.
Politics, spirituality and religion under the sun of Africa
Religion gets too much room in analyzes of African conflicts, states state scientist Jean-François Bayart.
Hunger's big question – properly asked
In a small, concise book, Eric Holt-Giménez shows that hunger problems are different than we usually think.
Towards a united humanity
We live in the midst of a world historical drama where revolutionary hope must be kept equal. Only in this way can we build civilization for everyone, claims philosopher Alain Badiou.
Artificial idiocy and natural intelligence
The real danger of artificial intelligence is that we surrender to bureaucratic bureaucrats who do not know how to break the rules.
An Aztec hip-hop millennial battle for the globe
A new, young voice is fighting for indigenous people as well as the environment. This is how he spreads hope both to his own generation and to the elderly.
The climate crisis
Andreas Malm is a fierce and clear-eyed critic of the environmental destruction of capitalism. Now he is raging against a "reactionary environmental movement" and wants to save the concept of nature to save nature.
Magicians and prophets about the future of nature
In an effective mix of polemics and history of ideas, this book shows how the environmental situation is a product of the ideas we have about it.
The power of mobilization
Political resistance in Africa is led by middle-class individuals, while the poor are gathering in the streets.
Will dampen the greenhouse effect by manipulating the atmosphere with synthetic emissions
When the climate becomes the main focus for cross-border politics, this is not necessarily good news. Clima Leviathan is trying to provide a political forecast for the climate crisis.
First aid for the last people
Where Nietzsche advocated for a high-spirited and prophetic geophilosophy, 150 years ago, Latour continues with a poetic and down-to-earth controversy about climate agreements and the planet's overall condition.
Between humanitarian tourism and moral compromises
New and insightful anthology discusses disaster relief's many dilemmas.
Foreign political shadow play
Laurent Larcher calls for openness, value proposition and debate on French foreign policy. The author claims that France's elite of power conceals its real agenda behind meaningless statements and secrecy.
Caught in our own snare
In this ecological martial art, two academics declare a settlement with their own generation on behalf of their grandchildren. The result is a bumpy but sincere book – which succeeds best when it calls for direct action and declares ecological state of emergency.
Hidden everyday racism in France
In our daily lives we are constantly sacrificing the identity, identity and individuality of others at the altar of the group, writes French author Tania de Montaigne in a new book.