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Re-entangling the Material and the Discursive: Quantum Physics and Agential Realism

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 presents the work of the feminist philosopher and physicist Karen Barad on the physics and philosophical writings of the father of quantum mechanics, Neils Bohr. Barad's work gives both ... More


Quantum Reality and Posthuman Life: The Waves

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the ways in which Woolf, primarily in The Waves, engages with the materiality of life itself. The first half of the chapter addresses ‘matter’ by focusing on how The Waves ... 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


Every ‘One’ – a Crowd, Making Room for the Excluded Middle

Dorothea Olkowski

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relevance of Karen Barad's account of the sea creature called Brittlestar for Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's thoughts about queer theory. It explains that the ... More


Tingles of Matter, Tangles of Theology: Bodies of the New(ish) Materialism

Catherine Keller

in Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276455
eISBN:
9780823277094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers a bodily becoming neither human nor divine but entangled in both. In conversation with Karen Barad, quantum entanglement discloses the relational ontology—the “agential ... More


On the Politics of “New Feminist Materialisms”

Stephanie Clare

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Through the analysis of Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter and Karen Barad’s Meeting the Universe Halfway, this chapter investigates the understanding of politics that emerges in new materialist and new ... More


Theophanic Materiality: Political Ecology, Inhuman Touch, and the Art of Andy Goldsworthy

Jacob J. Erickson

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/9780823276219.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter pursues the queerly constructive task of rethinking the strange entanglements of divinity and matter in the wake of the ecological crises of the anthropocene. Seduced simultaneously by ... More


Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Corporeal Politics

Victoria pitts-taylor

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter situates feminist work on matter and mattering in its larger intellectual and biopolitical context, and also highlight some of the endogenous concerns feminists bring to the ... More


Technologies of Failure, Bodies of Resistance: Science, Technology, and the Mechanics of Materializing Marked Bodies

Josef Barla

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Asking for technology and the body at the same time almost inevitably evokes the question of what kinds of connections extend between the two. But what if it is not so much a question of connections ... More


Introduction: Climate Change and the Contamination of the Anthropocene

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Introduces the figure of Contamination as an alternative to dialectics. Challenging various concepts of purity, Contaminations enables us to recognise the simultaneity of catastrophe and hope, of ... More


The Trouble with Commonality: Theology, Evolutionary Theory, and Creaturely Kinship

Beatrice Marovich

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/9780823276219.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the multispecies kinship sentiments that congeal around the theological figure of creaturely life. Analyzing confessions of creaturely kinship from both theologians and ... 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


Ethnographies of the Present

Greg Anderson

in The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The book then presents its philosophical case for an ontological turn. It begins by directly questioning the modern philiosophical orthodoxies which sustain conventional historical practice. ... More


Empathy and the Geopolitical

Anne Whitehead

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on medicine and empathy in the context of global capitalism. It argues that our affective interactions are necessarily embedded in, and inflected by, structural and material ... More


The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Chris Fowler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book approaches archaeological research as an engagement within an assemblage — a particular configuration of materials, things, places, humans, animals, plants, techniques, technologies, ... More


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