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Actor Network Theory and After. Sociological Review Monographs

  • ID: 2248764
  • Book
  • January 1999
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Actor Network Theory and After is a powerful approach which combines the insights of post–structuralism with an analysis of the materials of social life. This controversial and path–breaking volume extends ANT beyond studies of technology, power and organization to the body, subjectivity, politics, and cultural difference, and puts it into cutting–edge dialog with feminism, anthropology, psychology and economics.

The purpose of that dialog is not to rehearse old differences. Rather it is to find new points of growth and overlap, and to identify new and important theoretical and empirical topics. The book thus collects together studies which explore topical questions of general interest: corporeality and subjectivity; passion and desire; organizational and political struggle; economics; and cross–cultural contacts.

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1. After ANT: Complexity, Naming and Topology: John Law (Lancaster University).

2. On Recalling ANT: Bruno Latour (Ecole des Mines de Paris).

3. Perpetuum Mobile: Substance, Force and the Sociology of Translation: Steven D. Brown (Keele University) and Rose Capdevila (Nene University College).

4. From Blindness to blindness: Museums, Heterogeneity and the Subject: Kevin Hetherington (Brunel University).

5. Ontological Politics: A Word and Some Questions: Annemarie Mol (Twente University).

6. Who Pays? Can We Pay Them Back?: Nick Lee (Keele University) and Paul Stenner (Bath University).

7. Materiality: Juggling Sameness and Difference: Anni Dugdale (Australian National University Canberra).

8. Staying True to the Laughter in Nigerian Classrooms: Helen Verran (Melbourne University).

9. What is Intellectual Property After?: Marilyn Strathern (Cambridge University).

10. Actor–Network Theory – The Market Test: Michele Callon (Ecole des Mines de Paris).

11. Good Passages, Bad Passages: Ingunn Moser (University of Oslo) and John Law (Lancaster University).

12. A Sociology of Attachment: Music Amateurs, Drug Users: Emilie Gomart and Antoine Hennion (Ecole des Mines de Paris).

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John Law
John Hassard
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