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Author Michael, Mike, author

Title Actor-network theory : trials, trails and translations / Mike Michael
Published London : SAGE, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages .)
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Actor-Network Theory: Old and New Roots -- 3. ̀Classical' Actor-Network Theory -- 4. Critiques, Concerns and Co-Productions -- 5. Ant and Some Big Sociological Questions -- 6. On Some Disciplinary Translations Of Ant -- 7. On Some Post-Ants -- 8. Conclusions: Some Prospects and Some Practical Orientations
Summary 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 and playful, this book fills a notable gap in the literature as Michael expertly explicates the theory and demonstrates how its key concepts can be applied. Comparing and contrasting ANT with other social scientific perspectives, Michael provides a robust and reflexive account of its analytic and empirical promise. A perfect companion for any student of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography, Management & Organisation Studies, Media & Communication, and Cultural Studies.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-183) and index
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Subject Actor-network theory
Social networks
Actor-network theory.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473983045