Feminist New Materialisms: Activating Ethico-politics through Genealogies in Social Sciences
Sprache des Titels:
New materialisms refer to a specific ethico-political and onto-epistemological turn deeply committed to de-centralize knowledge production, cut across pre-established dichotomies, and focus on processes transversing hierarchies of power relations that organize diverse forms of life. In particular, it is a methodology of situating material-discursive practices that form specific socio-cultural phenomena via a relational ontology. Here, different elements come to being through intra-actions. Agency materializes and redefines itself as a more than isolated human agency. This special issue is committed to stress the importance of ethico-political frames to feminist new materialisms.
New materialisms are about putting it to work, about knowledge of the world being performed, about worlding. This special issue is concerned with situating new materialisms as ethico-politics. We would like to put new materialisms to work for feminist, queer, postcolonial, ecological practices. We present examples which investigate new social bondings and community building beyond identity politics, and contributions dealing with specific instances of realities that engage with the world with an entanglement between feminist ethics, politics, and methodologies.