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Actor Network Theory and After

Actor Network Theory and After

John Law, John Hassard

ISBN: 978-0-631-21194-5

May 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

264 pages

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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 and economics.
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).

  • Extends beyond science and technology, to explore corporeality and subjectivity.

  • Includes several notable feminist writers and explores points of commonality and growth between Actor Network Theory and Feminist Theory.