Biocultural Creatures: Toward a New Theory of the Human
Samantha Frost is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the coeditor of New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics, also published by Duke University Press, and the author of Lessons from a Materialist Thinker: Hobbesian Reflections on Ethics and Politics.
The conclusion explores how the idea that humans are biocultural creatures provides the basis for richer accounts of the materialization of norms, the incorporation of affect, and the social and political dimensions of embodied subjectivity. It also proposes that the idea that humans are biocultural creatures implies that we must think of habitats as specifically biocultural habitats. The chapter closes by considering what the ideas of biocultural creatures and biocultural habitats imply for future research.