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This chapter compares two strands of thought that experienced a difficult translation into the French context: new materialism (NM) and the gender debates within feminism. In this chapter, I analyse the different notions of material, materialism, or materiality at stake in various NM approaches. Following this, I show that socialist feminism, materialist feminism, and NM only share a rejection of postmodernism and anti-naturalism. I claim that the very different understandings of materialism within these feminisms must have contributed to this tepid reception of new materialism in France.
Keywords: new materialism; materialist feminism; French feminism; class and gender; structuralism; post-humanist ontology; social structure; institutions
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Materialism, Matter, Matrix, and Mater
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Contesting Notions in Feminist and Gender Studies
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Cornelia Möser
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This chapter compares two strands of thought that experienced a difficult translation into the French context: new materialism (NM) and the gender debates within feminism. In this chapter, I analyse the different notions of material, materialism, or materiality at stake in various NM approaches. Following this, I show that socialist feminism, materialist feminism, and NM only share a rejection of postmodernism and anti-naturalism. I claim that the very different understandings of materialism within these feminisms must have contributed to this tepid reception of new materialism in France.
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Berlin
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ICI Berlin Press
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2021
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new materialism
materialist feminism
French feminism
class and gender
structuralism
post-humanist ontology
social structure
institutions
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Matter, Matrix, Mater
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Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 203–14
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Cornelia Möser, ‘Materialism, Matter, Matrix, and Mater: Contesting Notions in Feminist and Gender Studies’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 203–14 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_11>

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Cite as: Cornelia Möser, ‘Materialism, Matter, Matrix, and Mater: Contesting Notions in Feminist and Gender Studies’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 203–14 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_11>
Cornelia Möser, ‘Materialism, Matter, Matrix, and Mater: Contesting Notions in Feminist and Gender Studies’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 203-14 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_11>

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