New (Vital) Materialisms

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Reviewing my reading notes, I’m not sure what to say about the excellent edited volume, New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics edited by Diana Coole and Samantha Frost. I’m looking at it as a sister, cross-over companion to Material Feminisms edited by Stacy Alaimo and Susan Heckman, about which I posted earlier. The contributors to the collection perform the same swerve away from the postmodern linguistic turn and critical or dialectical materialism to mark out new ways to think about materiality, all of under the signs of Gilles Deleuze and Donna Haraway.

What I now find curious, after having read and since put down the volume for a week or two, is that in reviewing my reading notes, I’m finding very little in specific around which to focus my thoughts. My sense is that has much to do with what is already the general diffusion of a kind of thinking that…

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