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Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, by Bruno Latour

Eduard Aibar (

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

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