Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Living with Omega-3:: New Materialism and Enduring Concerns
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (English)In: Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space, ISSN 0263-7758, E-ISSN 1472-3433, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 4-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the early 21st century quite a few social scientists and scholars in the humanities are arguing that we should pay more attention to things material. For, as they say, not only humans act but so, too, do materials. Joining this discussion, in this paper we will use the case of omega-3 fatty acids to address the questions of how materials may act; in which ways this is relevant; and what is linked up with it. Hence, we will come to speak about research in prisons where inmates were badly nourished; fish being caught in the Global South for Scandinavian fish pills; and the urgency of shifting from the verb ‘to act’ to a differentiated list of modes of doing. Learning from the natural sciences, we will argue, requires that their methods and concerns be carefully attended to. Taking matters seriously comes with the obligation of tracing where such matters come from and where they go. And talking about ‘action’, finally, demands that, beyond liberal notions of isolated individual actors, it be creatively retheorised.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 33, no 1, p. 4-19
National Category
Other Social Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396933DOI: 10.1068/d14086pOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-396933DiVA, id: diva2:1369504
Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2020-01-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(226 kB)15 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 226 kBChecksum SHA-512
72054b06dacbced80dc3135385014eda9afe5547c5574a7ff7deb750beab2d58248c40fe10344846dff74f38880098444a1ddaf9bf59560d648b7576bb36d870
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Abrahamsson, Sebastian
By organisation
Department of Sociology
In the same journal
Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space
Other Social SciencesSociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)Social and Economic Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 15 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 127 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf