1 See Euben, “Creatures of a Day,” for an incisive discussion of the connections
between travel and theory.
2 The issue here is one of how we dwell, as much as it is one of where we move.
Attentive stillness can be a mode of moving into where one already is in new
and disclosive ways, as John Paul Lederach conveys in his discussion of the
“Zen of going nowhere” in The Moral Imagination.
3 I develop this argument a bit more in ‘It’s the “We,” Stupid.’
4 See, for example, Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice.
5 For Foucault’s discussion of “limit ethos,” see “What Is Enlightenment?”
6 Ganz, Why David Sometimes Wins, 14, 12.
7 Ganz, Why David Sometimes Wins, 13.
8 Arreguin- Toft, How the Weak Win Wars.
9 Malcolm Gladwell, “How David Beats Goliath: When Underdogs Break the
Rules,” New Yorker, May 11, 2009.
10 Ganz, Why David Sometimes Wins.
11 The consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
has begun to explore and advance some of these ideas. See http:// imagining
america .org/.
12 Richard Rorty’s Achieving Our Country is a good example of this tendency.
13 Wendy Brown, in Politics Out of History, provides a classic articulation of this
perspective. I am significantly closer to Brown than I am to Rorty, yet I think
that things missing in her argument may enable poor readings that reinforce a
rather hermetically sealed scholarly habitus—even as her own rich work always
avoids this trap.
14 See Connolly, Capitalism and Christianity American Style.
15 I refer here to the works gathered in Coole and Frost, New Materialisms, as well
as Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter.
16 See my Beyond Gated Politics.
17 My argument here has, of course, significant debts to James Clifford’s Routes.
18 Meadows, Thinking in Systems, ix.
19 McKibben, Eaarth.
20 Ellison, Invisible Man, xx.
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