Politics of matter: justice and organisation in technoscience

Papadopoulos, Dimitris (2014) Politics of matter: justice and organisation in technoscience. Social Epistemology, 28 (1). pp. 70-85. ISSN 1464-5297

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The technoscientific capacity to manipulate and remake the material substance of being is at the core of an expanding ontological imaginary that permeates culture in Global North societies. What are the political implications of this imaginary? What are the absences, the residues, the invisibilised practices and actors of technoscience’s ontological politics? The paper interrogates this form of politics, argues for the radical democratisation of technoscience and explores how it is possible to pose questions of justice without reducing the material to the social. It concludes with a discussion of the idea of crafting alternative ontologies as commitment to a material organisation of justice.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2013.862878
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 10:22
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/55124

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