Interviews & Cartographies Rick Dolphijn & Iris van der Tuin New

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theme of ‘new materialism,’ an emerging trend in 21st century thought that has already left its mark in such fields as philosophy, cultural theory, feminism, science studies, and the arts. The first part of the book contains elaborate interviews with some of the most prominent new materialist scholars of today: Rosi Braidotti, Manuel DeLanda, Karen Barad, and Quentin Meillassoux. The second part situates the new materialist tradition in contemporary thought by singling out its transversal methodology, its position on sexual differing, and the ethical and political consequences of new materialism.

OPEN HUMANITIES PRESS Cover design by Katherine Gillieson · Illustration by Tammy Lu

New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies  Dolphijn & van der Tuin

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New Metaphysics Series Editors: Graham Harman and Bruno Latour The world is due for a resurgence of original speculative metaphysics. The New Metaphysics series aims to provide a safe house for such thinking amidst the demoralizing caution and prudence of professional academic philosophy. We do not aim to bridge the analyticcontinental divide, since we are equally impatient with nail-filing analytic critique and the continental reverence for dusty textual monuments. We favor instead the spirit of the intellectual gambler, and wish to discover and promote authors who meet this description. Like an emergent recording company, what we seek are traces of a new metaphysical ‘sound’ from any nation of the world. The editors are open to translations of neglected metaphysical classics, and will consider secondary works of especial force and daring. But our main interest is to stimulate the birth of disturbing masterpieces of twenty-first century philosophy.

Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

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Contents Acknowledgements


Introduction: What May I Hope For?


I Interviews 1. Interview with Rosi Braidotti 19 2. Interview with Manuel DeLanda 38 3. Interview with Karen Barad 48 4. Interview with Quentin Meillassoux 71 II Cartographie