Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
- 1 online resource (313 pages)
9780748679980, 0748679987, 0748679987, 0748679995, 9780748679966, 0748679960, 9780748679973, 0748679979, 9780748679997
- Defends and transforms naturalism and materialism to show how culture itself is formed by nature. Bryant endorses a pan-ecological theory of being, arguing that societies are ecosystems that can only be understood by considering nonhuman material agencies such as rivers and mountain ranges alongside signifying agencies such as discourses, narratives and ideologies.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.
- Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction: For a Renewal of Materialism; Part 1 Machines; 1 Towards a Post-Human Media Ecology; 2 What Is a Machine?; 3 Alien Phenomenology; 4 Machinic Assemblages and Entropy; Part 2 Worlds; 5 The Structure of Worlds; 6 Topologies of Space and Time; 7 Gravity; 8 Earth, Maps, and Practices; References; Index
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