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Thinking through feeling: critical theory and the affective turn

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 sets out the theoretical terrain on which the wider project is based. It begins by revisiting some of the founding tenets of critical theory in the context of the establishment of the ... More


Introduction: Tangled Matters

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It is not just that we are entangled in matter—we subjects who read, write, and ruminate on what “we” are. We are materializations entangled in other materializations; we happen in our mattering. ... More


Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over ... More


Voicetracks: Attuning to Voice in Media and the Arts

Norie Neumark

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036139
eISBN:
9780262339834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036139.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Moved by Aboriginal or Indigenous understandings of tracks, Norie Neumark’s Voicetracks seeks to deepen understandings of voice through listening to a variety of media and contemporary art works from ... More


The Posthuman: What Are the Digital Posthumanities?

Gary Hall

in Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034401
eISBN:
9780262332217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What forms might critical theory take when the focus is not only on what a theorist writes, but also on the theory he or she acts out and performs? Chapter 4 addresses this question by means of a ... More


How Far Are We from a Hot Bath?

Lilah Grace Canevaro

in Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 places this book against a backdrop of New Materialisms, using the framework of Thing Theory in its various manifestations to unpack seemingly innocuous but in reality surprisingly loaded ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Misuse:: From Aesthetics to Practice

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides a conceptual bridge between contemporary thing theories, which champion the aesthetic products of the creative misuse of objects, and new materialisms, which use the same ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More


Dwelling in the Dissolve

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The introduction of Exposed briefly lays out the methodology, theories, arguments, and central questions of the book. It argues that a material sense of exposure and pleasure fosters ontologies, ... More


Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Lilah Grace Canevaro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male ... More


Afterword: Vital Signs

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This afterword works to understand the neglect that befell vitalism as an intellectual lineage after the demise of early modernism. It then examines its “return,” surveying some of the burgeoning ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Quantum Anthropologies and the Forces of Inheritance

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter one discusses the dominant perspectives of the social sciences on social inheritance: genetic heritability, culture and social context/constructionism, and interactionist/epigenetics. It then ... More


Enfolding Possibilities

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The conclusion to Inheriting Possibility critically considers how social policies of social mobility have delineated both what is possible and impossible. It then discusses what has learned from ... More


Thinking as the Stuff of the World

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion of Exposed critiques substantial paradigms by the ways of new materialism. It critiques object-oriented ontology by ways of material feminisms. It argues that there is no positions ... More


Little Things Mean a Lot: The Everyday Material of Palestine

Ann D’Orazio

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Using Bill Brown’s “thing theory” and Jane Bennett’s materialist theory, Ann D’Orazio analyzes how objects such as tea, tomatoes, trees, and the hijab function as nonhuman agents in Sacco’s ... More


Cultural Studies and Quantification: Toward a Diffractive Methodology

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter two then discusses how the belief in the methods of quantification has not been widely shared in cultural studies. This chapter builds on the previous chapter’s new materialist deconstruction ... More


Parenting Performativities: Assemblages of “Difference” and the Material–Discursive Practices of Parenting

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The third chapter is the first of two demonstrated diffractive analyses. This chapter begins by examining the question of the extent to which the performative practices of parenting are enfolding ... More


Inheriting Merit: The SAT as an Institutionalized Measuring Apparatus for Social Mobility

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The fourth chapter diffractively analyzes the ontology of the SAT as a measuring apparatus and its intra-actions with conceptions of “meritocracy”; how the instrument is understood by test-takers and ... More


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