Völker, Susanne ORCID: 0000-0003-2415-7603 (2019). “Cutting Together/Apart” – Impulses from Karen Barad’s Feminist Materialism for a Relational Sociology. In: Discussing New Materialism. Methodological Implications for the Study of Materialities, pp. 87-106. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. ISBN 978-3-658-22299-4

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The most pressing questions for how the world, with its range of phenomena, can be shared in a fair and egalitarian manner, how differences can be made possible while not being essentialized and exploited, in short: how alterity can be practiced as entanglement/relatedness, is currently discussed by authors, whose – still heterogeneous – approaches refer to a so called ‘New Materialism’. In this contribution the works of one of the representatives of this approach, the queer-feminist science theorist and physicist Karen Barad, are taken as a starting point to discuss, what kind of impulses her theory project of ethico-onto-epistemo-logy and her methodology of agential realism has to offer to a practice oriented sociology. Barad’s theoretical-methodological considerations provide connection points for two concepts which are very influential in sociology: for Pierre Bourdieu’s praxeology and Judith Butler’s queer-theoretical considerations concerning socio-ontological precariousness of (human) life. In addition to these entanglements, Barad’s concepts – as argued here – enable theoretical and methodological shifts of these practice oriented sociological and performativity-theoretical approaches regarding their understanding of sociality and anthropocentric anchoring.

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Völker, Susannesusanne.voelker@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0003-2415-760396575053
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-521642
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-22300-7_5
Title of Book: Discussing New Materialism. Methodological Implications for the Study of Materialities
Page Range: pp. 87-106
Number of Pages: 210
Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer VS
Place of Publication: Wiesbaden
ISBN: 978-3-658-22299-4
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaften > Institut für vergleichende Bildungsforschung und Sozialwissenschaften
Subjects: Social sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
New materialism; Praxeology; Decentralization; Agential realism; Practice; Materiality; Precarity; Performativity; EthicsEnglish
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/52164


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