Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory

Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Clarendon lectures in management studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French sociologist Bruno Latour has previously written about the relationship between people, science and technology. In this book he sets out his own ideas about 'actor network theory' and its relevance to management and organisation theory.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Latour
ISBN: 9780199256051 0199256055 9780199256044 0199256047
OCLC Number: 137312959
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: How to Resume the Task of Tracing Associations --
Part I. How to Deploy Controversies About the Social World --
1. Learning to Feed from Controversies --
2. First Source of Uncertainty: No Group, Only Group Formation --
3. Second Source of Uncertainty: Action is Overtaken --
4. Third Source of Uncertainty: Objects Too Have Agency --
5. Fourth Source of Uncertainty: Matters of Fact vs. Matters of Concern --
6. Fifth Source of Uncertainty: Writing Down Risky Accounts --
7. On the Difficulty of Being an ANT --
An Interlude in Form of a Dialog --
Part II. How to Render Associations Traceable Again --
8. Why is it So Difficult to Trace the Social? --
9. How to Keep the Social Flat --
10. First Move: Localizing the Global --
11. Second Move: Redistributing the Local --
12. Third Move: Connecting Sites --
13. Conclusion: From Society to Collective --
Can the Social be Reassembled?
Series Title: Clarendon lectures in management studies.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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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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