The Resource Flourishing thought : democracy in an age of data hoards, Ruth A. Miller

Flourishing thought : democracy in an age of data hoards, Ruth A. Miller

Label
Flourishing thought : democracy in an age of data hoards
Title
Flourishing thought
Title remainder
democracy in an age of data hoards
Statement of responsibility
Ruth A. Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging the posthumanist canon which celebrates the pre-eminence of matter, Ruth Miller, inFlourishingThoughtargues that what nonhuman systems contribute to democracy is thought. Drawing on recent feminist theories of nonhuman life and politics, Miller shows that reproduction and flourishing are not antithetical to contemplation and sensitivity. After demonstrating processes of life and processes of thought are indistinguishable, Miller finds that four menacing accumulations of matter and information--global surveillance, stored embryos, human clones, and reproductive trash--are politically productive rather than threats to democratic politics. As a consequence, she questions the usefulness of individual rights such as privacy and dignity, contests the value of the rational metaphysics underlying human-centered political participation, and re-evaluates the gender relations that derive from this type of participation. Ultimately, in place of these human-centered structures, Miller posits a more meditative mode of democratic engagement. Miller's argument has shattering implications for the debates over the proper use and disposal of embryonic tissue, alarms about data gathering by the state and corporations, and other major ethical, social, and security issues"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Ruth Austin
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.M61957 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Feminist theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Feminist theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Label
Flourishing thought : democracy in an age of data hoards, Ruth A. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Boundless Thought; 3. Embryos; 4. Clones; 5. Trash; 6. Data Hoards; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1fv2wrc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958865377
  • (OCoLC)ocn958865377
Label
Flourishing thought : democracy in an age of data hoards, Ruth A. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Boundless Thought; 3. Embryos; 4. Clones; 5. Trash; 6. Data Hoards; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1fv2wrc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958865377
  • (OCoLC)ocn958865377

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