Journal article

Bodies, non-human matter and the micropolitical production of sociomaterial dis/advantage

Nick J Fox, Pam Alldred

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

This article sets out a more-than-human framework within which to explore the contribution of non-human matter to social inequality. Applying an approach based in Deleuzian ethology, we extend three invitations: to address the multiplicity and fluidity of dis/advantage, to explore its production in everyday interactions, and to acknowledge non-human as well as human matter in the emergence of dis/advantage. The article examines how the interactions between human and non-human matter produce and reproduce context-specific bodily capacities and incapacities, and consequently ‘a thousand tiny dis/advantages’. These dis/advantages may accumulate to produce substantive inequalities and social div..

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