Returning to Matter

Returning to Matter Sex Roles (2017) 77:287–289 DOI 10.1007/s11199-017-0748-9 BOOK REVIEW Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism. Edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor, New York, New York University Press, 2016, 313 pp. $30 (paper). ISBN: 9781479845439 Bethany Morris Published online: 6 March 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 The pursuit of feminist interests in academia has crossed dis- The first section, BProbing New Theories of Matter,^ con- ciplinary lines and found representation outside of social tains four chapters that set the theoretical foundation of the sciences and the humanities. With the popularization of book and justify viewing biological matter and the physical scholars such as Karen Barad (2007) and Donna Haraway body through a feminist lens. These chapter authors argue that the nature of matter cannot be separated from power relations, (1991), feminism’s role in the hard sciences is becoming a topic of increasing interest. In this collection of essays, Pitts- colonization, and heteronormative assumptions. Pitts-Taylor Taylor poses important questions about, and presents impor- rightfully argues that this shift allows for Ba decentering of tant feminist theories of, matter, subjectivity and corporeality. the human subject and her epistemic capacities^ (p. 11), in The book is divided into four sections: BProbing New which the notion Sex Roles Springer Journals

Returning to Matter

Sex Roles , Volume 77 (4) – Mar 6, 2017

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