Cover: The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West, from Harvard University PressCover: The Next Billion Users in HARDCOVER

The Next Billion Users

Digital Life Beyond the West

  • Prologue
  • 1. The Leisure Divide
  • 2. Deviant by Design
  • 3. Media Bandits
  • 4. The Virtuous Poor
  • 5. Slumdog Inspiration
  • 6. The Poverty Laboratory
  • 7. Privacy, Paucity, and Profit
  • 8. Forbidden Love
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene