17 October 2012

New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

This book is the first monograph on the theme of “new materialism,” an emerging trend in 21st-century thought that has already left its mark in such fields as philosophy, cultural theory, feminism, science studies, and the arts.

The first part of the book contains elaborate interviews with some of the most prominent new materialist scholars of today: Rosi Braidotti, Manuel DeLanda, Karen Barad, and Quentin Meillassoux. The second part situates the new materialist tradition in contemporary thought by singling out its transversal methodology, its position on sexual differing, and by developing the ethical and political consequences of new materialism.

The book is open access and is available as a free download from Open Humanities Press. A paperback edition will be available soon.

Dr Rick Dolphijn is assistant professor at the Department of Media and Culture Studies and senior fellow at the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.

Dr Iris van der Tuin is assistant professor of Gender Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University.