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Latour, Bruno (1947–)

Trained as philosopher and anthropologist, Bruno Latour has become one of the most influential theorists in the field of science and technology studies (STS). He is probably best known as one of the primary developers of actor-network theory (ANT). Since the publication of his first book in STS, Laboratory Life (in 1979, coauthored with Steve Woolgar), Latour has sought to combine an interest in the construction of scientific facts and technological artifacts with a concern for the wider implications of science and technology in society. Latour's oeuvre is unique not only in the range of topics covered from science and technology to politics, religion, and law; it is also unique in its blending of a wide variety of disciplinary influences, including STS, anthropology, philosophy, political ...

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