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Discussing New Materialism

Methodological Implications for the Study of Materialities

Editors: Kissmann, Ulrike Tikvah, Van Loon, Joost (Eds.)

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  • Up to now only sociological overview on new materialism
  • Emphasizes the relevance of matter for the production of knowledge
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The essays in this volume discuss the various approaches to New Materialism in Sociology and Philosophy. They raise the questions of what New Materialism consists of and whether it in fact should be considered a radical change in Social Theory. Are the ideas of a “material turn”, as the theory is formulated and in its assumptions, foreshadowed by the classical philosophies of Spinoza and Tarde? Do these new approaches bring substantially new perspectives to Social Theory? A further goal of these essays is to formulate the methodological and methodical consequences for its empirical implementation. What conditions must an ethnography of things fulfill if it is to be sufficient? Which participant objects and bodies do the approaches of the various social theories and methodologies include or exclude?

About the authors

Ulrike Tikvah Kissmann is Professor of Sociological Methodology of Qualitative Reconstructive Research at the University of Kassel.

Joost van Loon is Professor of General Sociology and Sociological Theory at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • New Materialism and Its Methodological Consequences: An Introduction

    Pages 3-18

    Kissmann, Ulrike Tikvah (et al.)

  • What Makes Sensation of a Sentient Thing Possible: The Concept of Time in the Work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    Pages 21-37

    Kissmann, Ulrike Tikvah

  • Historical Materialism and Actor-Network-Theory

    Pages 39-65

    Loon, Joost

  • The Cyborg, Its Friends and Feminist Theories of Materiality

    Pages 69-86

    Berg, Anne-Jorunn

  • “Cutting Together/Apart” – Impulses from Karen Barad’s Feminist Materialism for a Relational Sociology

    Pages 87-106

    Völker, Susanne

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discussing New Materialism
Book Subtitle
Methodological Implications for the Study of Materialities
Editors
  • Ulrike Tikvah Kissmann
  • Joost Van Loon
Copyright
2019
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-22300-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-22300-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-22299-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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