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Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory

Autore: Bruno Latour
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Serie: Clarendon lectures in management studies.
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Reassembling the Social is a fundamental challenge from one of the world's leading social theorists to how we understand society and the 'social'. Bruno Latour's contention is that the word 'social' as used by Social Scientists has become laden with assumptions to the point where it has become a misnomer. When the adjective is applied to a phenomenon, it is used to indicate a stabilized state of affairs, a bundle of  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Bruno Latour
ISBN: 0199256047 9780199256044 0199256055 9780199256051
Numero OCLC: 58054359
Descrizione: x, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: How to resume the task of tracing associations --
pt. 1. How to deploy controversies about the social world. Learning to feed from controversies ; First source of uncertainty : no group, only group formation ; Second source of uncertainty : action is overtaken ; Third source of uncertainty : objects too have agency ; Fourth source of uncertainty : matters of fact vs. matters of concern ; Fifth source of uncertainty : writing down risky accounts ; On the difficulty of being an ANT : an interlude in form of a dialog --
pt. 2. How to render associations traceable again. Why is it so difficult to trace the social? ; How to keep the social flat ; First move : localizing the global ; Second move : redistributing the local ; Third move : connecting sites ; Conclusion: From society to collective - can the social be reassembled?
Titolo della serie: Clarendon lectures in management studies.
Responsabilità: Bruno Latour.
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Talks about the relationship between people, science, and technology. Here, the author, who is a world famous French sociologist, sets out his own ideas about Actor Network Theory and its relevance  Per saperne di più…

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This book makes ANT accessible and therefore a great resource for any student wishing to learn the language and ways of ANT. Gabrielle Durepos

 
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