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Bruno Latour in pieces : an intellectual biography

Author: Henning Schmidgen; Gloria Custance; Fordham University Press.
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Series: Forms of Living.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Bruno Latour is one of the major figures of contemporary thought. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, spanning from his early work in the sociology and anthropology  Read more...


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Named Person: Bruno Latour
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Schmidgen; Gloria Custance; Fordham University Press.
ISBN: 9780823263691 082326369X
OCLC Number: 958204171
Description: XIV, [2], 175 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents List of Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Works Introduction 1. Exegesis and Ethnology Studies in Dijon Peguy'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 Timeline
Series Title: Forms of Living.
Other Titles: Bruno Latour zur Einfürung
Responsibility: Henning Schmidgen ; translated by Gloria Custance.


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