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Actor-network theory and material semiotics

Law, John (2008). Actor-network theory and material semiotics. In: Turner, Bryan S. ed. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 141–158.

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This chapter describes the development of actor-network theory and feminist material semiotics by exploring case studies within STS (science and technology studies). It notes that STS (and so material semiotics) develops its theoretical approaches through empirical case studies, and notes that unless this is understood it is difficult to understand the significance of 'actor network theory' or any other STS theory or approach.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2008 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISBN: 1-4051-6900-1, 978-1-4051-6900-4
Keywords: actor network theory; material semiotics; sts; science and technology studies; case studies; social theory
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 21383
Depositing User: John Law
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:37
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