A pile of trash, a scrap of metal, an overtaxed energy grid, hungry worms, and embryonic stem cells: these are just some of the main characters in jane bennett’s short though ambitious work that lays out her theory of vital materiality. In vibrant matter the political theorist jane bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events.
In jane bennett’s vibrant matter: a political ecology of things, she explores the role of inanimate bodies and how humans interact with them vibrant matter serves as bennett’s manifesto for the benefits of anthropomorphizing. 328 configurations jane bennett, vibrant matter: a political ecology of things durham, nc: duke univer-sity press, 2010, 200 pp $7495 cloth, $2195 paper a pile of trash, a scrap of metal, an overtaxed energy grid, hungry worms, and.
Jane bennett, vibrant matter: a political ecology of things (durham, nc: duke university press, 2010), 200 pp $2295 (paper) the impact of new materialism on the study of rhetoric is indefinite.
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