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Actor-network theory : trials, trails and translations / Mike Michael.

Author/creator Michael, Mike author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : SAGE, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionviii, 188 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Abstract 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 165-183) and index.
LCCN 2016944803
ISBN1446293963 (paperback)
ISBN9781446293966 (paperback)
ISBN1446293955 (hardback)
ISBN9781446293959 (hardback)

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Joyner General Stacks HM741 .M53 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold