The government of things Foucault and the new materialism's

Examines the theoretical achievements and the political impact of the new materialisms. Materialism, a rich philosophical tradition that goes back to antiquity, is currently undergoing a renaissance. In The Government of Things, Thomas Lemke provides a comprehensive overview and critical assessment...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lemke, Thomas
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY New York University Press 2021, ©2021
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part I : varieties of materialism
  • Immaterialism : Graham Harman and the weirdness of objects
  • Vital materialism : Jane Bennett and the vibrancy of things
  • Diffractive materialism : Karen Barad and the performativity of phenomena
  • Part II : elements of a more-than-human analytics of government
  • Material-discursive entanglements : grasping the concept of the dispositive
  • More-than-social configurations : expanding the understanding of technology
  • Beyond anthropocentric framings : circulating the Idea of the Milieu
  • Part III : toward a relational materialism
  • Aligning science and technology studies and an analytics of government
  • Environmentality : mapping contemporary political topographies
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments