Dynamic non-humans in a changing world

Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller

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Social practice theories have been influential in understanding contemporary social and environmental problems from a post-humanist perspective, recognising a variety of roles played by materials, technologies, and infrastructures in the (re)making of everyday life. But questions remain about how well these theories can conceptualise the distributed agencies of living, organic, artificial, or other dynamic non-humans, and whether other theoretical resources are needed to understand and tackle contemporary challenges, like climate change. Contributors to this book were invited to respond to this provocation. The resulting collection pushes the boundaries and capabilities of social practice theories, demonstrating that experimenting with theory can be both playful and productive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans
Subtitle of host publicationNature, Materials and Technologies
EditorsCecily Maller, Yolande Strengers
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319921891
ISBN (Print)9783319921884
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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