Matter beginning to matter: On posthumanist understandings of the vital emergence of health

Andrews, G and Duff, C 2019, 'Matter beginning to matter: On posthumanist understandings of the vital emergence of health', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 226, pp. 123-134.


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Title Matter beginning to matter: On posthumanist understandings of the vital emergence of health
Author(s) Andrews, G
Duff, C
Year 2019
Journal name Social Science and Medicine
Volume number 226
Start page 123
End page 134
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract In recent years much health research across the social sciences and humanities has undergone a noticeable, albeit by no means cohesive or comprehensive, 'turn' towards a posthumanist theoretical orientation. This paper reviews the radical ideas about health's emergence that have accompanied this turn, noting the core processes that are understood to always be in play. In particular, while acknowledging that not all humanistic ideas have been rejected in this work, it describes how some have been reworked and extended in 'other-than-fully conscious' and 'more-than-human' terms. The paper assesses and synthesizes this diverse literature, emphasising the novel understandings of corporeality, materiality, assemblage, relationality, vitality and affect that have become distinctive features of it.
Subject Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Organisation and Management Theory
Keyword(s) Affect
Assemblage
New Materialisms
Non-Representational Theory
Posthumanism
Vital
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.045
Copyright notice © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0277-9536
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