publication . Conference object . 2016

New materialism and social justice:New materialism and social justice a space for productive entanglement, or a political cul-de-sac?

Mcgregor, Callum; Knox, Jeremy;
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  • Published: 22 Sep 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Recent developments in new materialist (NM) politics have surfaced the problem of what social justice might look like in the wake of the post-human. NM has produced its own situated knowledges, which have re-theorised the ‘social’. To an extent, these situated spaces have developed in isolation from established spaces of social justice scholarship. In NM, the ‘social’ is recuperated in a flat ontology, as a mere synonym for the ‘ecological’ (Bryant 2014, p. 192). In this context, one might be tempted to simply conclude that social justice be jettisoned as a normative concept in NM politics altogether. However, NM’s political roots in feminist praxis suggest othe...
free text keywords: social justice, new materialism, normativity, politics, agency
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