In five short chapters – that discuss spaces of life; theories of life; the industrialization of life; spaces of property; and new imaginaries -
· explains how research in biology and informational technology questions the division between human and animal, human and machine, bodies and data, cells and information
· provides an account vitalist and bio-philosophical thinking from Whitehead to Deleuze
· elucidates a new set of ideas and methods focused on complexity and emergence
The text outlines the principal themes with economy and directness; while the focus is on issues of active social concern - like stem cells research – which have stimulated theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities and social sciences. This will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences.