Field of battle
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Contributors
Lida, David, writer of introduciton.
Neuhouser, Joshua, translator.
Published
South Pasadena, CA : Semiotext(e), [2019]., Cambridge, Mass. :
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction
363.45 RODRI
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
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Book
Physical Desc
189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
1635900883, 9781635900880

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General Note
Originally published in Spanish by Editoral Anagrama S.A.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-189).
Description
"Field of Battle presents the world today as nothing less than a war in progress, with Mexico an illustrative microcosm of the developing geopolitical scenario: a battlefield in which violence, drug trafficking, and organized crime--as well as the alegal state that works alongside all of this in the guise of fighting against it--hold sway. The rule of law has been replaced by the dominance of alegality and the rise of the "a-state." This war scenario is establishing a form of global governance that utilizes methods of surveillance and control developed by the United States government and enforced through its global network of military bases and the multinational corporations that work in synergy with its espionage agencies. Geopolitics take advantage of social instability, drug cartels, state repression, and paramilitarism to establish the foundations of a world order. Sergio González Rodríguez argues that this surveillance and control model has been imposed on the international community through extreme neoliberal ideology, free markets, the globalized economy, and the rise of the information society. The threats are clear. Nation-states are increasingly unable to respond to societal needs, and the individual has been displaced by money and technique--the axis of the transhumanist future foretold by today's electronic devices. The human being as the prosthesis of an artificial world and as an object of networks and systems: citizens are the victims of a perverse vision of reality, caught between the defense of their rights and their will to insurrection."--Provided by publisher
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Translated from the Spanish.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rodríquez, S. G., Lida, D., & Neuhouser, J. (2019). Field of battle. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rodríquez, Sergio González, David, Lida and Joshua, Neuhouser. 2019. Field of Battle. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e).

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rodríquez, Sergio González, David, Lida and Joshua, Neuhouser, Field of Battle. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rodríquez, Sergio González,, David Lida, and Joshua Neuhouser. Field of Battle. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2019. Print.

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