Methods and Genealogies of New Materialisms

Iris van der Tuin et al.

Omslag van het boek 'Methods and Genealogies of New Materialism' (2024)

Methods and Genealogies of New Materialisms brings together a range of research communities to contextualise and archive over a decade of work in new materialist theorising and knowledge-making practice. The volume is edited by Iris van der Tuin (University Utrecht) and Felicity Colman (University of the Arts London). 

Among the writers of this volume are Rosi Braidotti, whose preface offers revelatory mappings to bring the book together, Rick Dolphijn, David Gauthier, and Kathrin Thiele.

New materialist movements

Combining a reflective genealogical approach along with productive avenues for future research, this volume is an essential collection for the field of new and feminist materialisms. The volume uses the new materialist movements in thought of changing, intersecting, practicing, and transforming. As methods, these movements have engendered the metaphysical questions that different new and feminist materialist practices engage.

The volume follows these four movements as method-question-actions in four parts, each of which is preceded by an introductory framing-essay. Curated panels further offer co-authored texts which practice the collective nature of academic thinking advocated by the European feminist new materialisms network.

COST Action IS1307

Methods and Genealogies of New Materialisms resulted from the COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarschip on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’. This COST Action was coordinated by the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) between 2014 and 2018.

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