Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action

Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action

by Nick J. Fox, Pam Alldred


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ISBN-13: 9781473942226
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/23/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nick J. Fox holds an honorary chair in sociology at the University of Sheffield. He has researched and written widely on materialist social theory as applied to health, embodiment, sexuality, creativity, and emotions. His most recent book (with Pam Alldred) is Sociology and the New Materialism (SAGE, 2017).

Pam Alldred is Reader in Education and Youth Studies in the Social Work Division at Brunel University London, UK. She researches sexualities, parenting, and sex education and has written about discourse analytic, ethnographic and new materialist approaches to research, as well as the political and ethical dilemmas raised by participatory research and representational claims. Pam has led two large international projects on gender-related violence and then on sexual violence with European Union cofunding. She recently published Sociology and the New Materialism (with Nick J. Fox, SAGE, 2016) and coedits the Handbook of Youth Work Practice (SAGE, 2017). She is a member of the Sex Education and the Gender and Education journal editorial boards.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: New Materialism and the Sociological Imagination
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Foundations – new materialism and the sociological imagination
Chapter 3: Environment – humans, posthumans and ecological sociology
Chapter 4: Society – beyond systems, structures and stratification
PART TWO: Applying New Materialism Sociologically
Chapter 5: Creativity – imagination, social production, social change
Chapter 6: Sexuality – desire, intensification, becoming
Chapter 7: Emotions – embodiment, continuity and change
Chapter 8: Health – beyond the body-with-organs
PART THREE: Research, Policy and Activism
Chapter 9: Research – designs, methods and the research assemblage
Chapter 10: Change – action, policy, social transformation

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