The first book of its kind, Sociology and the New Materialism explores the many and varied applications of “new materialism,” a key emerging trend in 21st century thought, to the practice of doing sociology.
Offering a clear exposition of new materialist theory and using sociological examples throughout to enable the reader to develop a materialist sociological understanding, the book:
- Outlines the fundamental precepts of new materialism
- Explores how materialism provides new perspectives on the range of sociological topic areas
- Explains how materialist approaches can be used to research sociological issues and also to engage with social issues.
Sociology and the New Materialism is a clear and authoritative one-stop guide for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in sociology, cultural studies, social policy and related disciplines.