This meetup is a reading group primarily for graduate level social scientists, but open to those in the Humanities. Have you ever wonder if there is more to the social world than social construction, or that there is a bio-physical reality that interacts with meaning in a meaningful and consequential way? In response to the “cultural-turn” of postmodernism, many authors, spread throughout the social sciences and humanities have started (re)posing these questions. The question of materiality and sociality is not new, but there appears to be a revival of these ideas. This trend has been referred to as the object-turn, the post-social, non-anthropocentric, post-humanism, the new materialism, and object-oriented ontology, to name a few. This proliferation of work is being developed in a wide array of fields and sub-fields including: environmental sociology, sociology of knowledge, science, and technology, political science, geography, anthropology, and philosophy. To help chart our way through these emerging, difficult, and diverse approaches we will read several primary texts and anthologies. We will attempt to cover nine books over the course of 6 months (see discussion post for book list).