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Supermarket Sociology

David J. Alworth

in Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking Latour's engagement with the literary as a point of departure, this chapter offers a new model for thinking between the disciplines of literary studies and sociology. At the crux of this model ... More


Fertile Ground

Shaila Seshia Galvin

in Becoming Organic: Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300215014
eISBN:
9780300258080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215014.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Soil has long been at the center of debates about environmental degradation in the Himalaya. This chapter shows how concern about the care of soil entwines understandings of human and nonhuman agency ... More


Vital Materialism: Jane Bennett and the Vibrancy of Things

Thomas Lemke

in The Government of Things: Foucault and the New Materialisms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479808816
eISBN:
9781479890712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808816.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

I discuss Jane Bennett’s vitalist materialism, which differs significantly from OOO’s understanding of matter. It puts forward the idea of a comprehensive vitality that undermines traditional ... More


Social Construction of Technology

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

in Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter focuses on the Social Construction of Technology approach (SCOT) by Trevor Pinch and Wiebe Bijker, introducing the reader to its initial formulation (1984), and to the subsequent ... More


Performing Bitumen, Materialising Desiré

Julieanna Preston and Jen Archer-Martin

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Julieanna Preston and Jen Archer-Martin attempt to reveal the agential voices of the assemblages of human and nonhuman agents. Such are the human embodiment in the form of performance as yet another ... More


How Literature Comes to Matter: Post-Anthropocentric Approaches to Fiction

Sten Pultz Moslund, Marlene Karlsson Marcussen, and Martin Karlsson Pedersen (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474461313
eISBN:
9781474496179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461313.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

How Literature Comes to Matter revolves around the central question of how “matter comes to matter” (Barad) in literature. The book offers an interdisciplinary encounter between literary criticism ... More


Ventriloquism: Paul Muldoon’s Feast of Forms

Natalie Pollard

in Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century: Fugitive Pieces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852605
eISBN:
9780191887024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852605.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Tracking fugitive dynamics into the twenty-first century, this chapter probes Paul Muldoon’s exploration of metamorphosing poetic and corporeal forms. It focuses on the ventriloquizing of artworks, ... More


From the Freaks of Freaknik to the Freaks of Magic City: Black Women, Androgyny, Dance, and Profane Sites of Memory

L. H. Stallings

in Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter argues that funk produces mythologies about the body, labor, leisure, and pleasure, and that these occur in music as well as in black fiction, art, and performance centered on the ... More


Symbolism and Power*: Elephants and Gendered Authority in the Mughal World

Jane Buckingham

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

In the context of a horse-based warrior culture adapting to the elephant-based traditions of Indian political authority, this chapter not only explores elephants as symbols of imperial authority and ... More


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