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Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things

Author: Jane Bennett
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
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"In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a "vital materiality" that runs through and across bodies, both human  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bennett, Jane, 1957-
Vibrant matter.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2010
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bennett
ISBN: 9780822346333 0822346338 9780822346197 0822346192 9780822391623 0822391627
OCLC Number: 437186707
Description: xxii, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The force of things --
The agency of assemblages --
Edible matter --
A life of metal --
Neither vitalism nor mechanism --
Stem cells and the culture of life --
Political ecologies --
Vitality and self-interest.
Responsibility: Jane Bennett.
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Theorizes the political agency of things and natural phenomena-such as trash, food, weather, and electricity-to examine how non-human elements exert force on human politics and social relations.  Read more...


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"Jane Bennett's Vibrant Matter is an important work, linking critical movements in recent continental philosophy, namely a vitalist tradition that runs from Bergson to Deleuze and even, on Bennett's Read more...

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