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.
Mike Michael is a Lecturer in the Centre of Science Studies and Science Policy, Independent Studies at Lancaster University
Introduction Actor-network Theory: Old and New Routes 'Classical' Actor-network Theory Critiques, Concerns and Co-productions ANT and Some Big Sociological Questions On some Disciplinary Translations of ANT On Some Post-ANTs Conclusions: Some Prospects and Some Practical Orientations