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Bruno Latour in pieces : an intellectual biography

Author: Henning Schmidgen; Gloria Custance
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Series: Forms of living.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had "never been modern." In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent and also popular exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the

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Named Person: Bruno Latour; Bruno Latour; Bruno Latour
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Schmidgen; Gloria Custance
ISBN: 9780823263691 082326369X 9780823263707 0823263703
OCLC Number: 894149396
Notes: Translation of Bruno Latour zur Einführung.
Description: xiv, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Works --
Introduction --
1. Exegesis and Ethnology --
Studies in Dijon --
Péguy's Inscriptions --
The Problem of Repetition --
Exegeses, Re-readings, Revisions --
Ideology --
The Production of Lack --
2. The Philosopher in the Laboratory --
At the Salk Institute --
Laboratory Reports --
Guillemin's History --
High-tech, the Beach, and the Post-structuralists --
Science as an Agonistic Field --
The Rhetoric of Science --
3. Machines of Tradition --
Laboratory Life --
Desks versus Machines --
History and Construction --
Take from Science the Idea of Science? --
4. Pandora and the History of Modernity --
Pandora Years --
The Pasteur Project --
"Give me a laboratory" --
Sociology and Bacteriology --
5. Of Actants, Forces, and Things --
Actors and Actants --
The Politics of Knowledge --
Irreductionism --
Interlude with Comte --
A History of Things --
6. Science and Action --
An Anthropology of Science --
In the Hinterland of the Texts --
Great Divides, Large Networks --
From "Immutable Mobiles" to "Centres of Calculation" --
Media Studies --
7. Questions Concerning Technology --
The Exegesis of Modernity --
The Turn to Technology --
Have We Never Been Post-Modern? --
Technology --
A Mode of Existence --
The Agonistic Field Strikes Back --
The Crisis of the Networks --
8. The Coming Parliament --
Assembling --
Rejoicing --
Judging --
Walking --
Liquefying --
Summarizing --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Appendix --
Acknowledgements --
Bibliography --
Series Title: Forms of living.
Other Titles: Bruno Latour zur Einführung.
Responsibility: Henning Schmidgen ; translated by Gloria Custance.


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