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Toward a More-Than-Human Analysis of Digital Health: Inspirations From Feminist New Materialism.

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Summary of "Toward a More-Than-Human Analysis of Digital Health: Inspirations From Feminist New Materialism."

New feminist materialism theories potentially offer a foundation for innovative ways to research health-related experiences from a more-than-human perspective. Thus far, however, few researchers have taken up this more-than-human and post-qualitative approach to investigate health topics. In this article, I outline some approaches I have developed. I begin with a brief overview of the central tenets of new feminist materialism scholarship and a discussion of some empirical studies where these perspectives have been employed to address health topics. I then list some key propositions, research questions, and things to think with from the feminist materialism literature that I have put to work as a basis for conducting empirical research and analyzing data. Then follows four examples drawn from my research on digital health, providing instances of how qualitative researchers can take up this approach and what insights can be generated from entering into this kind of "research assemblage."

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Name: Qualitative health research
ISSN: 1049-7323
Pages: 1049732319833368

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