New materialisms and their discontents
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The paper challenges the term 'new' in the 'New Feminist Materialism'. It argues that the scholarly practices which have been named ’new materialism' are important, but that the term 'new' is problematic in so far as it indicates a linear story of progress. The paper discusses the naming practices within the field and suggests alternatives. In particular, the paper underlines that one of the things, which is easily cut off, when the phrase ’new’ is used, is the endeavour to look not only for discontinuities and disruptions which characterize different branches of feminist theorizing , but also to look for continuities and lessons to be learned from differently located theories. The debate about representationalism and some current ’new materialist’ critiques of representationalism are used as example.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New feminist materialisms, newness as a problematic concept, gender studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81796OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81796DiVA: diva2:556008
Entanglements of New Materialism, Third New Materialism Conference, Linköping University. May 25-26, 2012