Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action

Nick J Fox, Pam Alldred

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages240
ISBN (Electronic)9781526401915
ISBN (Print)9781473942226, 9781473942219
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


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