New Materialisms: Re-Thinking Humanity Within an Interdisciplinary Framework
To new materialist and critical posthumanist thinkers, our ways of conceptualising what is human are obsolete. New Materialisms are a cross-disciplinary combination of different materialist and monist disciplines that question the existing paradigms of anthropological sciences. By redefining the human – and, thus, humanities and social sciences –, New Materialisms and posthumanism offer tools that allow the post-anthropocentric re-examination of human agency and humanity's relationships and intra-actions. New Materialisms are not only focused on classical anthropological issues, but rather on their intra-action with other forces in this Anthropocene era.