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Aircraft stories : decentering the object in technoscience

Author: John Law
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Aircraft Stories noted sociologist of technoscience John Law tells stories about a British attempt to build a military aircraft �the TSR2. The intertwining of these stories demonstrates the ways in which particular technological projects can be understood in a world of complex contexts. Law works to upset the binary between the modernist concept of knowledge, subjects, and objects as having centered and concrete  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Law, John, 1946-
Aircraft stories.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606836599
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Law
ISBN: 0822328127 9780822328124 0822328240 9780822328247 9780822383543 0822383543
OCLC Number: 48544793
Description: ix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Objects --
3. Subjects --
4. Cultures --
5. Heterogeneities --
6. Aesthetics --
7. Decisions --
8. Arborescences --
9. Pinboards.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: John Law.
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