Materialism, New Materialisms and Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities: Looking Back and Looking Forward, Relationally

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This chapter discusses some relations of materialism, new materialisms (NMs), and Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM), and the material-discursive spaces that are thus opened up for further critical enquiry. While highly varied, NM is characterised here by the extension of relationality as an umbrella term incorporating intersections, interactions, intra-actions, interconnections, assemblages, and decentring the human and working on the more-than-human. These relationalities, themselves interconnected, include the relationalities of the matter of spatiality and the planet; bodies and nature; things and technologies; and knowledge. These four relationalities are interrogated through looking back at some personal biographical influences and broader developments in CSMM, as well as through looking forward to possible implications of NM for CSMM and its possible demise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPosthumanism and the Man Question
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Anthropocentric Masculinities
EditorsUlf Mellström, Bob Pease
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781000824292, 9781003219613
ISBN (Print)9781032113760, 9781032113784
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

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