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.
|Title of host publication||Transdisciplinary Feminist Research: Innovations in Theory, Method and Practice|
|Editors||Carol A. Taylor, Christina Hughes, Jasmine B. Ulmer|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2020|
|Name||Routledge Research in Gender and Society|