Different Kinds of Matter(s): Subjectivity, Body, and Ethics in Barad's Materialism

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This article questions the methodological conflation at work in Karen Barad's agential realism. Barad's immense appeal is first explained against the tense background of the nature/culture antagonism in the twentieth century. Then, by using some of the penetrating observations of a seventeen-century philosopher, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Barad's “ethico-onto-epistem-ology” is examined and subsequently criticized for disregarding the persistence of subjectivity, dissolving the ambivalence of the bodily matter(s), and neglecting the need for concrete individuality in ethics.
TidsskriftKvinder, Køn & Forskning
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)55-65
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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