Book Chapter

Sticky places: Temporality, affect and gender in Australian country towns

A Hickey-Moody, J Kenway

Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Rethinking Australian Country Towns | Published : 2017

Abstract

In outlining the aims of new materialism, Diana Coole and Samantha Frost emphasise its engagement with the possibility of matter having agency. They write: New materialists are attracted to forms of vitalism that refuse [distinctions between live and dead matter]. . . . They often discern emergent, generative powers (or agentive capacities) even within inorganic matter, and they generally eschew the distinction between organic and inorganic, or animate and inanimate, at the ontological level. In this chapter, we build on this re- engagement with matter’s agentive possibilities, stressing that any such agency must be clearly located in time and space. Drawing on data from an Australian Resear..

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