Enriching Discourse Theory: The Discursive-material Knot as a Non-Hierarchical Ontology: A Reply to Nico Carpentier

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In this reply, we question whether 'the knot' is the best way to describe the relationship between the discursive and the material. Our main objective is to show that the discursive and material are co-extensive and therefore emerge from within the same assemblage, prior to any 'knot' between them. To develop this idea, we draw on the new materialism of Karen Barad and Jane Bennett, especially their argument for how and why it makes sense to approach the discursive and the material as hyphenated ('discursive-material') as well as performatively constituted.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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