October 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic Stefanie R. Fishel

Paperback | Oct 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900137 | 160pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$38.99, NZD$47.99

Stefanie R. Fishel redefines and extends the metaphor of the body politic and its role in understanding an increasingly posthuman, globalized world politics. Reframing the concept of the body politic to accommodate greater levels of complexity, Fishel suggests, will result in new configurations for the political and social organization necessary to build a world in which the planet's inhabitants actively thrive.