Previous Chapter Chapter 2: Foundations New Materialism and the Sociological Imagination Next Chapter

In: Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action

Chapter 2: Foundations New Materialism and the Sociological Imagination

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Foundations New Materialism and the Sociological Imagination
Foundations: New Materialism and the Sociological Imagination

In the introduction we identified some of the key claims of the new materialisms, and how and why these offer possibilities for a sociological imagination. These new materialist propositions and perspectives have emerged from a wide variety of philosophical, feminist and social theoretical positions, and in this chapter we will unpack the roots of these claims. We will survey the work of some key new materialist thinkers from Bruno Latour and ‘actor-network theory’ to Rosi Braidotti and ‘the posthuman’. We will use these to establish more formally the core features of new materialism, and use these to set out the foundations, the concepts and the tools for new materialist sociology, and ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website