The turn to materiality and affect enabled by new materialist and posthuman scholarship raises important questions about how we do research.
New materialism focuses attention on intra-actions between beings and other matter, including human bodies and non-human others, and the affective powers that such assemblages produce (Barad, 2007; Bennett, 2009; Braidotti, 2019).
Within this, knowledge is seen as inherently situated and perspectival and there is an emphasis on embedded and embodied relationality rather than essences.
This workshop will be of interest to doctoral and experienced researchers in organisation studies and management, and other social sciences, who are interested in new materialism and affect.
The invited speakers will discuss how they have responded to the opportunities and challenges of studying materiality and affect in their own research.
This event is hosted by The Open University in collaboration with the BAM Research Methods Special Interest Group.
Delegates are invited, but not required, to submit a short discussion paper (1,000 words) that engages with the theme of the conference.
This will provide the basis for feedback and discussion with the speakers during round-table group discussions.
The deadline for submitting a short paper is Saturday 1 February 2020.
Please submit your discussion paper to Raluca Store.
For general queries about the event, please contact BAM.
For queries relating to the venue, please contact The Open University.