Meeting the Universe Halfway. Feminist debate and Actor-Network Theory


  • Restituta Castiello



Deleuze, ontology, complexity, feminism, ANT


Starting from Karen Barad’s volume Meeting the Universe Halfway, Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning, I intend to focus on some points of convergence and divergence between two different debates on STS: the feminist approach and the Actor-Network Theory. This paper starts from the assumption that the growing interest in ontology and realism, and the switch from a representationalist paradigm to a performative one, are more or less explicitly influenced, in both debates, by Jilles Deleuze’s philosophy, with particular regard to his approach to reality as becoming. I eventually focus on how feminist STS and ANT have interpreted this opening to a more complex concept of reality, also taking into account the implications, even political ones, of these two different epistemological approaches.



How to Cite

Restituta Castiello. (2010). Meeting the Universe Halfway. Feminist debate and Actor-Network Theory. Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 1(1), 113–122.



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