Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, by Bruno Latour
Eduard Aibar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Rector of Research at the UOC
Professor of Humanities Studies at the UOC
Researcher with the research group into e-Governance of IN3
Bruno Latour is one of the most important international science and technology (STS, Science & Technology Studies) researchers. This work successfully deals with two important tasks in which resides a large part of its unquestionable value. On the one hand, it provides for the first time a systematic, ordered and detailed presentation of the Actor-Network-Theory (ANT): of its methodological rules, key concepts and its convergences and divergences with other related theoretical points of view. On the other, the work presents a detailed analysis of the consequences - theoretical, methodological and even political - that the ANT has for social theory in general, i.e., for the whole of the so-called social sciences.
actor-network theory, ANT, Science and Technology Studies, social sciences, social theory, STS
Published in: October 2006