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Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Victoria Pitts-Taylor


21st Century feminists are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific disciplines. This volume presents contemporary feminist perspectives on the materialist or ‘naturalizing’ turn in feminist theory, and also represents the newest wave of feminist engagement with science. The volume addresses the relationship between human corporeality and subjectivity, questions and redefines the boundaries of human/non-human and nature/culture, elaborates on the entanglements of m ... More

Keywords: new materialism, biosocial, biopolitics, posthuman, feminist science studies, matter, race, gender, sexuality, biology, neuroscience, epigenetics

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479833498
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, editor
Wesleyan University

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Part I Probing New Theories of Matter

1 Matter in the Shadows

Deboleena Roy and Banu Subramaniam

Part II Nature/Culture in the Twenty-First Century Sciences

Part III Biopolitics and Necropolitics

11 Neurofeminism

Julian Gill-Peterson

13 Prisons Matter

Anthony Ryan Hatch and Kym Bradley

Part IV New Materialism and Research Practices

14 Urban Api-Ethnography

Mary Kosut and Lisa Jean Moore

15 Un/Re-Making Method

Natasha S. Mauthner