Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life
Bruce Braun and Sarah J. Whatmore, editors
University of Minnesota Press, 2010
An engaging collection that explores the politics of material objects
Political Matter seeks to develop a fully materialist theory of politics, one that opens new possibilities for imagining the relationship between scientific and political practices. The contributors assert that without such a theory the profusion of complex materials with and through which we live—plastic bags, smart cars, long-life lightbulbs—too often leaves us oscillating between fearful repudiation and glib celebration.
Halos: Making More Room in the World for New Political orders