Walking as Trans(disciplinary)mattering: A Speculative Musing on Acts of Feminist Indiscipline

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This chapter offers a speculative feminist musing on the productive promise of walking as methodological, theoretical and activist feminist indiscipline. It combines an invitation to ‘stay with the trouble’ (Haraway, 2016) with a transmaterial account of walking (Springgay and Truman, 2017) to indicate how walking as trans(disciplinary)mattering attends to entangled, affective and political materialities which move beyond psychologistic, individually-bodied accounts. The chapter considers what comes to matter (Barad, 2007) when walking is apprehended as a feminist praxis of trans-mattering, and indicates how such an approach might work to contest patriarchal, colonialist, masculinist suppositions. The chapter begins with some definitional work on the conjunction – ‘trans(disciplinary)mattering’ – which positions walking as a mode of theory-methodology-praxis. This is followed by two instances focusing on walking and whiteness which puts the theory of walking as trans(disciplinary)mattering to work as a productive feminist indisciplinary practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Feminist Research: Innovations in Theory, Method and Practice
EditorsCarol A. Taylor, Christina Hughes, Jasmine B. Ulmer
Place of PublicationOxon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-19977-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-19004-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Gender and Society


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