December 19: Post-humanism and New Materialism. Hillevi Lenz Taguchi and Ulla Lind

Qualitative studies in the social sciences and humanities are much challenged by the contemporary critique of social constructionist postmodernism, as well as the renewed search for the body and materiality.

The result is (at least) two diverging research accounts: a renewed feminist materialism, relying on some foundational ontologies, and what has been called a new materialist feminist account that constitutes radical ontological rewritings.

The aim of this presentation is to outline the ontological underpinnings of these two accounts; what they might be productive of in terms of knowing, as well as what kind of researcher subjectivities these different accounts produce for qualitative inquiry.  

Svarta havet, Konstfack, 2—4 pm