Block A and Farias I (eds) (2016) Urban Cosmopolitics
El segundo capitulo, Cosmopolitics
of south-south escapism, habla sobre la obsolescencia del escapismo en un mundo determinado por el paradigma de la inmanencia.
Important touchstones here include Bruno Latour and his actor-network theory, which situates materials and objects as well as concepts alongside humans and other living beings and gives them all equal agency; Isabella Stengers and her theory of cosmopolitics
, which argues that science itself is based on contingencies, and thus we should not take its findings as absolute, but rather should question so-called scientific methods and reintegrate nature into social life; and Anna Tsing and her ethnographic work on the creativity of matsutake mushrooms and their pickers, who thrive in nuclear wastelands, as a model for life in uncertain times.
Among their topics are variabilities of indigenous leadership: Ashaninka notions of headship in Peru's Selva Central, Guarani cosmopolitics
in the world of paper, the Young Kayap Movement (Movimento Mebengokre Nyre) among the Mentuktire Kayap , gender and political leadership: indigenous political participation in the Peruvian Amazon, Amazonian indigenous ways of incorporating knowledge in urban politics, and shifting leadership legitimation: from heredity to election among the Kali'na (French Guiana).
At the same time, Robbins (1998: 12-13) explains that the "term cosmopolitics
represents one effort to describe, from within multiculturalism, a name for the genuine striving toward common norms and mutual translatability that is also part of multiculturalism".
in the Andes: Conceptual Reflections Beyond 'Politics'.
51) See Stengers Cosmopolitics
II (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
David James has addressed the topics of localism and cosmopolitanism in "Worlded Localisms: Cosmopolitics
Writ Small" (2015).
in the Antes: Conceptual Reflections beyond "Politics.
Indigenous Literatures, Multinaturalism, and Avatar: The Emergence of Indigenous Cosmopolitics
Such knowledge could restrain us from latching on to the notion of any kind of cosmopolitanistic utopia or undertaking any utopian cosmopolitics
Or, to use another ambiguous term, we just might have to engage in cosmopolitics