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Published by Blackwell Publishers/Sociological Review in Oxford, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology -- Philosophy,
  • Action theory,
  • Act (Philosophy),
  • Social networks

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by John Law and John Hassard.
SeriesSociological review monographs, Sociological review monograph
ContributionsLaw, John, 1946-, Hassard, John, 1953-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM585 .A27 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15456622M
ISBN 100631211942
LC Control Number99021566
OCLC/WorldCa41017407

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Actor-Network Theory (ANT) 13 years ago • Descriptive Theories • 1 Summary: Actor-Network Theory is a framework and systematic way to consider the infrastructure surrounding technological achievements.   Actor Network Theory (ANT) is society’s relationship to technology and other nonhuman actor (Banks, ). Put simply, ANT is the theory that “actants”, human and nonhuman, both possess the same level of agency to make up a network. Since its first introduction, actor-network theory has undergone significant shifts and evolutions and as a result, it is not considered to be a single or coherent theoretical domain, but as developing diversely in response to various challenges. This book offers an introduction to Actor-Network Theory for educators to consider in three by: 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 4/5(2).

Actor network theory 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 organisation to the body, subjectivity, politics, and cultural difference, and puts it into cutting-edge dialogue with feminism, anthropology, psychology. as ‘Actor-Network-Theory’. Time and again, I have found that readers were puzzled not so much by our views on scientific practice and various other topics, but rather by the unusual meaning we gave to the words ‘social’ and ‘social explanations’. And yet, this alternative social theory has never been the object of a systematic. Actor-Network Theory: Trials, Trails and Translations by Mike Michael. In this thought-provoking and engaging book, Mike Michael brings us a powerful overview of Actor-Network Theory. Covering a breadth of topics, Michael demonstrates how ANT has become a major theoretical framework, influencing scholarly work across a range of fields. Critical. W. Detel, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 3 The Actor-network Theory. The actor-network theory (Latour and Woolgar , Latour ) is a form of constructivism that rejects the idea of a social determination of scientific knowledge, prominent in the Edinburgh school, mainly for the reason that the social is barely better understood than the natural.

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 . There is also a good article by John Law from that introduces ANT: "Notes on the Theory of the Actor-Network: Ordering, Strategy, and Heterogeneity". In: Systems Practice, 5 (4). Actor–network theory (ANT) began at the end of the s as an attempt to account for scientific activity without distinguishing a priori between its so-called social and technical : Nicolas Bencherki. Actor-Network Theory - The Market Test: Michele Callon (Ecole des Mines de Paris). Good Passages, Bad Passages: Ingunn Moser (University of Oslo) and John Law (Lancaster University).