Politicising New Materialism against the Toxic Entanglements of the Now

"In this paper, I want to argue that this problematic conflation with the new can help us understand some of the impediments that keep New Materialist philosophies from unfolding their potentially strong political potential. Because, in spite of all, a feeling of being stuck in what New Materialism (among many others) denote as “old” ways is still predominant and the yet so frequent calls that “we can no longer go on as before” in the face of climate catastrophe seem to quite panically emphasize the fact that we actually seem to – as a larger societal body – be incapable of transforming to something different, more sustainable."