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The Microbial StateGlobal Thriving and the Body Politic$
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Stefanie R. Fishel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517900137

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001

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New Metaphors for Global Living

New Metaphors for Global Living

(p.113) Coda New Metaphors for Global Living
The Microbial State

Stefanie R. Fishel

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter will return how metaphors work, rather than what they are for, and reiterate that the engagement with metaphor and materialism is less about defining a new approach than it is concerned with bringing ontological and ethical commitments grounded in particular framings of the world to the fore in the study of IR.

Keywords:   body politic, biopolitics, bacteria, social theory, microbes, biome, state security, ecology

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