Vicki kirby is professor of sociology in the school of social sciences the university of new south wales the motivating question in her research is the riddle of the nature culture division because so many political and ethical evaluations and decisions are configured in terms of this opposition. Whats significant very significant about the collection put together by vicki kirby what if culture was nature all along is that along with the work of karen barad with which it so strongly connects it is a kind of derridean new materialism in this way it remains alert to the possibilities of thinking materialism again while still . A visit to sydney by iris van der tuin one of the editors of the new materialisms series with edinburgh university press first alerted most of the contributors to this collection that we were doing something unusual. New materialisms argue for a more science friendly humanities ventilating questions about methodology and subject matter and the importance of the non human however these new sites of attention climate biology affect geology animals and objects tend to leverage their difference against language and the discursive. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied
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