The first book of its kind, Sociology and the New Materialism explores the many and varied applications of “new materialism,” a key emerging trend in 21st century thought, to the practice of doing sociology.
Offering a clear exposition of new materialist theory and using sociological examples throughout to enable the reader to develop a materialist sociological understanding, the book:
- Outlines the fundamental precepts of new materialism
- Explores how materialism provides new perspectives on the range of sociological topic areas
- Explains how materialist approaches can be used to research sociological issues and also to engage with social issues.
Sociology and the New Materialism is a clear and authoritative one-stop guide for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in sociology, cultural studies, social policy and related disciplines.
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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 ImaginationChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Foundations – new materialism and the sociological imaginationChapter 3: Environment – humans, posthumans and ecological sociologyChapter 4: Society – beyond systems, structures and stratificationPART TWO: Applying New Materialism SociologicallyChapter 5: Creativity – imagination, social production, social changeChapter 6: Sexuality – desire, intensification, becomingChapter 7: Emotions – embodiment, continuity and changeChapter 8: Health – beyond the body-with-organsPART THREE: Research, Policy and ActivismChapter 9: Research – designs, methods and the research assemblageChapter 10: Change – action, policy, social transformationGlossaryBibliography