Introduction to unsettling objects

Silva, Elizabeth (2013). Introduction to unsettling objects. In: Harvey, Penelope; Casella, Eleanor; Evans, Gillian; Know, Hannah; McLean, Christine; Silva, Elizabeth; Thorburn, Nicholas and Woodward, Kath eds. Objects and Materials: A Routledge Companion. CRESC. Abingdon: Routledge.



How do objects unsettle? Or how are objects deployed to unsettle? Is such unsettling a quality or an effect? These questions are central to the six chapters in this section of the book. In this introduction I outline some key methodological orientations presented in the studies here assembled and discuss the key relations each chapter brings to processes and matters of unsettling.

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