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Actor-Network Theory

  • By: François Cooren
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Actor-network theory (ANT), also known as sociology of translation, is a theory initially developed by science and technology studies scholars—notably Michel Callon, Bruno Latour, and John Law—to account for the hybrid and plural nature of scientific work. Instead of starting ...

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